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( 1 October 2007 )
An INVENTION Made in North Yorkshire is set to Slash the Nation's Household Energy Bills.
By Ron Godfrey
Stan Whetstone, a 61-year-old inventor from Barlby, near Selby, has begun to market the Tadpole, his patented green device.
When tagged on to existing central heating systems, it is claimed the Tadpole will significantly increase efficiency and reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and energy bills.
Stan, the managing director of Aquastan Heating Ltd of Barlby, says that by fitting a £195 Tadpole to his own gas heating system at home, he has seen an improvement in efficiency by about 30 per cent over the last 12 months.
And he estimates that he has slashed his household CO2 emissions by as much as two-thirds of a tonne a year, bringing down his heating bills from an average of £600 per year to £420.
The invention arrives on the market just as the government's Home Information Packs (HIPs) are extended to three-bedroom homes.
The packs must include an energy performance certificate, with advice on how to cut carbon fuel emissions and fuel bills with every house sale - leading to Stan's claims that his Tadpole could make houses more attractive to buyers.
He said: "The Tadpole works on the simplest of principles, improving the efficiency of heating systems by minimising the dissolved air which makes the water in boilers slower to heat.
"With the air removed, boilers reach higher temperatures much faster, resulting in much less energy from gas, electric or oil being required.
"As added benefits, The Tadpole works silently, without vibrations, and even reduces the need to bleed systems, as the oxygen which contributes to the corrosion is no longer present.
"It can be fitted to most central heating systems which operate on a stored water or an immersion heater' principle, whether gas, electric or oil is the energy source."
He calculates that if just ten per cent of the 13 million UK homeowners with a gas boiler heating system "tagged on a Tadpole" to improve efficiency by 30 per cent, the net reduction of CO2 emissions could be more than 1.25 million tonnes a year.
He said: "The average household gas central heating bill of £700 claimed by National Energy Action could be brought to below £500 with the use of a Tadpole, although savings would vary depending on the age, size and type of heating system."
Having patented the Tadpole last December, he has also run successful pilots of the device with a firm in Northumberland and at the home of a heating engineer in Nottingham.
Both reported "immediate and dramatic" savings.
As a result a number of distributors in East and West Yorkshire, the north-east and the Midlands are already supplying the unit.
It is available to buy on the internet at
Tag on a Tadpole
As featured on Radio 2's Chris Evans Show ( 26th October 2007 )
Do you have problems with your heating system? Then tadpole is the answer.
How? Well, think about those problems. Your system is knocking and noisy? It's air in the system. Your radiators don't heat efficiently? It's air in the system. Your pipes are corroding? Air in the system. The radiators need bleeding constantly - air!
The tadpole is a small, low cost, easy to fit unit - and one of the biggest developments in home deaeration systems.
This revolutionary new system really works! Using a very simple, but extremely clever, method it effectively removes all the dissolved air from the heating water. By attaching it to your current heating system, it enables the system to run more efficiently, heat up more quickly than before and allows boiler thermostat settings to be reduced.
In addition, the tadpole will produce immediate savings in gas, electric or oil. And, because your heating system is protected from corrosion, it will significantly extend the life of your existing boiler.
The Tadpole is the new generation of deaerators that works brilliantly from the very first day that it is installed, and for many years to come. In fact, we are so convinced that you will love the tadpole - we are offering a no quibble guarantee - if you are not happy with your tadpole, simply send it back to us and we will give you a full refund for the cost of puchase - all we ask is that it is within three months of date of purchase, undamaged and in its original packaging.
The tadpole is the new, landmark addition for heating systems that is already proving to be a huge success. That’s because it reduces energy consumption significantly and with minimal disruption to the system.
What are the benefits?
Existing heating systems will run more efficiently, reducing energy bills significantly.
Tadpole reduces Carbon Dioxide emissions by up to 0.66 tonnes per year. If a sizeable proportion of the available market fitted Tadpole, in 10 years time there would be a CO2 output reduction of 57 million tonnes.
No need to add corrosion inhibitors, in fact, the tadpole will ease corrosion problems.
Reduces air problems in heating systems, such as ‘knocking’ and continual need to bleed radiators.
Once installed the heating system will heat up quicker. Typical heat up time for a 200 litre cylinder is 36 minutes.
Compact and easy to fit, the unit measures 240mm(h) x 200mm(w) and is available with 22mm or 28mm fittings.
The system will get hotter. In fact, once installed, the original boiler setting may need to be reduced.
The pump will run almost silently and vibration free.
Reduces the problem of air entering the primary system.
Who can benefit?
There are 21 million heating systems in the UK that can benefit from the installation of Tadpole.
Typical savings following the installation of a Tadpole
The installation of tadpole in a heating system will reduce CO2 emissions by an average 0.66 tonnes per house per year. If a sizeable proportion of the available market fitted Tadpole, in 10 years time there would be a CO2 output reduction of 57 million tonnes.
How it Works
Circulated water contains Hydrogen and sulfated Hydrogen, dissolved air and other impurities, these are not the best components for an effective and trouble free heating system, The Tadpole uses a patented process (see FAQs) that ensures that the water is deficient in any active properties thereby making the installation perform in the best possible manner with the least waste of time using the same energy source whether it is oil, gas, electricity or solar power to achieve a consistently better output.
This unique method is continuously applied to the entire contents of the system so that the quality of the water is constantly and effortlessly maintained at the highest efficiency rate possible.
As this is fully automated it needs no mechanical intervention nor additional power source it does not have to be serviced nor does it need any external attention or future maintenance, never, we attest to the quality and durability of this product, it is quality checked to perform effortlessly for the life of your system and guaranteed to save you money, this is backed by our unconditional, no quibble, 100% money back guarantee if it does not do everything it says on the warranty document.
The Tadpole, saving you money, and saving the planet, hour by hour, for ever...
The unit measures 240mm(h) x 200mm(w) and is available with 22mm or 28mm fittings.
Fitting a Tadpole
Any reputable plumber is capable of fitting a Tadpole in approximately 2 hours, by following these simple instructions. If you have any questions please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page or call our helpline on 0845 072 2996. If you are a plumber that would like to become an approved installer, please email or call us today.
Tadpole Fitting Instructions
1. Tadpole must be installed within the PRIMARY FLOW of a heating system. Upstream of the circulation pump and any "S" or "Y" plan. If there are any doubts, the installer should contact Tag on a Tadpole services on 0845 072 2996.
2. Drain the system. It is advisable at this stage, to power flush the system but simple draining will suffice.
3. Connect the primary flow from boiler to point (A).
4. Connect the outgoing primary flow to the pump at point (B).
5. Connect the supplied automatic air vent to point (C) at the top of the unit.
6. Re-commission the heating system following the boiler manufacturer’s instructions.
7. Leave the filling loop connected for at least 2 days. As Tadpole releases air from the system, there will be some drop in water level which the filing loop will replace.
1. Once the system has been checked for leaks and re-commissioned, heat up time should be shorter and the heating system should get much hotter from the same boiler setting. It may be advisable to reduce the setting of the main boiler thermostat.
2. Once the system has reached set point and has been running for about 20 minutes, it may be noted that the circulation pump will be running more quietly. This is due to the reduction of dissolved air in the system.
3. Tap water, which is the original source of the primary circuit, contains roughly 2.5% of dissolved air. In heating systems some of this air is driven out simply through a rise in temperature, but not all.This is why corrosion inhibitors need to be added, to protect the radiators from corrosion.Tadpole reduces the risk of system corrosion and therefore reduces the need to add inhibitors.
4. We advise leaving the filling loop connected as when all the air is driven out of the system water volume reduces by approximately 2.5 litres. Leaving the filling loop connected for a couple of days will ensure that the system is 100% full and working at maximum efficiency.
L. 195.oo (includes VAT)
The Tadpole is small, discreet and simple to fit, and is available with either 22mm or 28mm connections
Fixes most central heating problems including knocking, bleeding and corrosion
Dissolves air prolonging the life of your heating system
Unparalleled savings on your heating bills
Fast and secure payments online with protx
Typical installation time is around two hours, and can be undertaken by any competent plumber. Installation time may vary depending on your exact system set-up. The Tadpole is supplied with full installation instructions and in most cases does not require any additional parts.
PRESS INFORMATION ( 27 SEPTEMBER 2007 )
Yorkshire Inventor’s Innovation to Cut Household Bills and CO2 Emissions
With the increased efforts to reduce carbon footprints and the controversial HIPS now being extended to 3-bedroom homes, a 61-year old Yorkshire inventor could be on the brink of something big with an innovative new ‘green gizmo’ – The Tadpole. Patented by Stan Whetsone of Barlby North Yorkshire, the Tadpole is a small unit which tags onto existing central heating systems to significantly increase efficiency and subsequently reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions and energy bills.
Having developed his Tadpole unit and fitted one to his own gas heating system, Stan has seen an improvement in efficiency by around 30% over the last 12 months, with an estimated knock on effect of reducing his household CO2 emissions by as much as two thirds of a tonne per year. Significantly, Stan’s heating bills have also come down from an average of £600 per year to £420.
According to figures from OFGEM and the Centre for Sustainable Energy, an average household emits 3.3 tonnes of CO2 per year from a gas ‘space and water’ central heating system and improving efficiency by 30% could reduce this by almost one tonne per year. If just 10% of the 13 million UK homeowners with a gas boiler heating system, ‘tagged on a Tadpole’ to improve efficiency by 30% the net reduction of CO2 emissions could be over 1.25 million tonnes a year!
Similarly, according to National Energy Action, an average household has a gas central heating bill of £700 per year and the potential savings by fitting a Tadpole, as demonstrated by Stan’s own system, could bring this down by almost a third to under £500, although savings will vary significantly depending on the age, size and type of heating system.
Like all the best inventions, Tadpole works on the simplest of principles, improving the efficiency of heating systems by minimising the dissolved air which makes the water in boilers slower to heat. With the air removed, boilers reach higher temperatures much faster, resulting in much less energy from gas, electric or oil being required. As added benefits, Tadpole works silently without vibrations and even reduces the need to bleed systems, as the oxygen which contributes to the corrosion is no longer present. Tadpole can be fitted to most central heating systems which operate on a stored water or an ‘immersion heater’ principle, whether gas, electric or oil is the energy source.
Stan Whetstone left his 23-year career in the heating industry to put his innovative idea into development and The Tadpole technology was first patented in December 2006. Over the last 12 months, Stan has not only been piloting his own Tadpole with considerable success but he already has a number of other very satisfied customers. J.P Westalls of Hexham fitted a Tadpole to a persistently problematic gas central heating system earlier this year and, to the delight of the customer, witnessed an almost immediate and dramatic improvement in efficiency with radiators that hadn’t been heating up at all, rapidly becoming hot. Similarly, Mr. Goodyear of Nottingham very quickly found it necessary to turn his gas heating system down by a third after fitting a Tadpole unit, resulting in equivalent savings on his bills.
Based on the successes to date, a number of distributors in East and West Yorkshire, the North East and the Midlands are already supplying the unit. Consumers can also find our more information and buy the Tadpole unit for just £195 at www.tagonatadpole.com.
Note to editors: --
Calculations for household CO2 emissions based on OFGEM figures and provided by the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Average house gas consumption = 20,500 kWh. 85% for space and water heating = 17,425. CO2 factor is 0.19kg / kWh. Average CO2 output therefore = 3,311 kg or 3.3 tonnes per household. 30% = 0.99 tonnes. If 10% of the 13m homes with gas boilers market were 30% more efficient, the savings would be 1,300,000 x 0.99 = 1,287,000 tonnes per year.
Since fitting the Tadpole, over the last 12 months Stan Whetsone’s gas consumption for space and water heating has decreased by 30%, from 14,238 kWh to 10,952 kWh resulting in an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions of 0.6 of a tonne - from 2.7 tonnes to 2.1 tonnes per year.
Analysis of household fuel costs supplied by National Energy Action, based on £564 primary heating and £136 main fuel water heating.
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