Optimise your heating controls

Yesterday we covered ‘Voltage Optimisation’ – so the posts aren’t sounding much sexier!  But they are still useful.

In fact, you may even have this installed in your building without knowing it already.  Many standard units already offer this functionality but are underused.

HeatingUsually due to complaints from colleagues, Facilities staff will program a building’s heating to come on at the same time each day so it’s warm when people arrive.  But weather conditions can affect how quickly this happens.  Slight fluctuations in outside temperature can affect this warm-up time greatly, meaning the building can be warm too early with nobody in it.

A heating optimisation system will use an external thermometer to read the temperature and begin heating the building at precisely the right moment so it’s warm for the beginning of the day, with zero wasted energy.

This will have a great impact on both your carbon footprint and your gas bill… as well as the stress levels of your facilities manager.

Looking for more energy saving tips that you hadn’t thought of before? Check out our round-up here. 

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.


“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.