How do I register with Kaizen Energy Ltd for supply of heat to my apartment?
Simply click on the New Customer Sign-Up button at the top right corner of this page or click HERE.
What are the main elements of the heating system?
The central boiler plant is fuelled by Natural Gas. Hot water from the central plant is pumped around the building as required to supply each apartment with heating and domestic hot water. Local controls in each apartment enable customers to easily set their time schedules and temperatures to match their own requirements.
How do I operate the heating system?
The heating system is operated by the Climote controller located on a wall in your apartment. The operating instructions for these controllers can be found in the information booklet supplied to each apartment or or you can download it HERE
How do I control the temperature?
The temperature is controlled via a thermostat linked to your time-clock. You should set the temperature on the thermostat to the temperature you require in your apartment and the heating system will maintain that temperature.
Do I need to program my Hot water?
No. Hot water is supplied instantly through a plate heat exchanger in the Heat Interface Unit (HIU) in your apartment so there is no need to schedule your water use. Simply turn on your hot tap or shower and you will have a constant supply of hot water.
How are meter readings taken?
Meters are installed in the HIU within your apartment. Meter readings are recorded for individual apartments via a central processing unit located within the central plant of the apartment complex. Therefore, access to apartments is not required to take individual meter readings and readings will be actual recordings of units consumed and not based on estimated units of energy consumed.
What is involved in the billing process?
Bills will be issued bi-monthly based on the metered energy consumption (kWh) per apartment at the standard billing rate. The amount on each bill is due for payment 14 days from when the bill is issued.
What are the charges on my heat invoice?
The heat tariff is made up of two charges. The usage charge is calculated using the kWh metered at your premises and the usage rate that is set based on the cost of gas and the efficiency of the main system. The standing charge is similar to the supply charges levied by any utility provider and relates to the fixed costs of providing the heat service regardless of usage.
How often do the tariff rates change?
The heat tariff rates are reviewed bi-monthly with Simon Community. The rates may increase or decrease based on changes to the system input costs such as the cost of gas.
How can I pay my bill?
The simplest method of bill payment is via a direct debit mandate; you can sign up for direct debit as part of the registration process through our website HERE. Alternatively, customers may pay by: cheque, bank transfer, debit/credit card through our secure online payment system that can be found HERE or by payment card that can be used in your local Topaz Garage in the Nutgrove Shopping centre or any Payzone outlet.
Who do I contact if I have a query on my bill?
Please contact our office by email email@example.com or phone 685 3516. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Friday 9:00AM – 4:30PM
How can I sign-up for direct debit?
You can sign up for direct debit payment HERE
Who can I contact to report a problem with my heating or hot water?
Should you have a problem with your internal apartment equipment such as pipes, valves, showers, taps or controllers please contact Simon Community on 671 1606 . Kaizen Energy are responsible for the centralized plant & equipment outside your apartments and operate 24/7 cover; the out of hours emergency contact number is 086 057 5607.
How do I close my account?
If you are moving home please provide us with written notification by email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will issue you with your final bill which can be paid through our website. Please note that your closing bill cannot be paid by direct debit. Please allow a minimum of 7 days’ notice before departure.