A new partnership between the energy products and services distributor, Rexel, and Chop Cloc, an energy efficiency company, aims to significantly reduce household energy bills across the UK.

The Scottish company Chop-Cloc offers a low cost heating control that is capable of being retrofitted onto the majority of existing central heating systems. The system helps users slash their energy bills by integrating periods of ‘off time’ into a heating system – a technique that the company claims reduces bills by an average of 16%.

Rexel has agreed to distribute and market the Scottish SME’s Chop-Cloc across its nationwide network of electrical wholesale brands.

Brian Smithers, strategic development director for Rexel Northern European Zone, commented: “There is a general misconception that the thermostat has to remain at a steady temperature to ensure optimal levels of comfort. A thermostat does not take account of radiant heat, a key component of comfort. We are committed to delivering value to our customers through offerings such as this that reduce your gas bill without compromising on comfort.

“Chop-Cloc is a very simple yet ingenious product and we felt that the results of the UK trials, which demonstrated the ability to save the UK household an average of 16% on its heating bills, were particularly impressive. We believe that driving forward innovative new energy efficiency solutions is the future of the market.”

Mark Kerray, CEO of Chop-Cloc, added: “We are very excited at the prospect of harnessing the strength of both Rexel’s electrical wholesale channels and their ambition in energy solutions. We’re delighted to be working with an industry leader such as Rexel. Retrofit represents 80% of the energy efficiency market and this partnership will enable us to extend our reach to large numbers of electricians calling every day on UK households.”