An eco-friendly product that can warm up a room quicker than normal has been unveiled – and it’s made entirely from recycled plastic waste including plastic bottle tops!
Award-winning inventor Keith Rimmer, whose Consultancy is based in Newton-Le-willows is launching Thermocill – a simple, easy to install, cost-saving way of redirecting heat in a room – at the FIT Show at the NEC in Birmingham in May.
Thermocill is a device that is placed under the window board and above the radiator in a room. The convection from the radiator helps create a wall of warm air immediately in front of the internal side of the glazed window preventing heat loss and cold air entering the room.
Keith has teamed up with Brian Lavery, of Camden Group – one of the largest independent manufacturer and supplier of uPVC windows and doors to trade customers in the UK and Ireland.
Keith, who won an Ernst & Young North West Entrepreneur of the Year award for his EcoPod invention, said: “Thermocill is manufactured from plastic waste including bottle tops and doesn’t use any form of energy itself. It is a truly sustainable environmental product with carbon savings all the way.
“It can help you warm up a room quicker than normal providing thermal comfort which means you use less energy. The reason for this is that the re-directed heat targets the cold spot in the room being the double glazed unit.”
Thermocill is currently being analysed by experts at Salford University and the Carbon Trust who he believes will confirm his own findings.
Keith said: “When designing a heating system the major factor was always the size of the window. Overcoming this comes at a cost with larger heating appliances and emitters being needed. But the cold spot in the room is still there. Thermocill helps to address this.”