Energy Useful Tips to reduce
your gas and electricity costs and
carbon emissions at home
With a rise in the cost of living this year, there’s never been a better time to cut your energy bills and be kind to the planet. We’re here to help and have put together some tips to help you and your family reduce your energy use to help in these uncertain times.
Did you know over half of our energy bills
spend goes on heating and hot water?
Turning your heating down by 1°C can
save you around £105* a year on your bills.
It’s important to look at your home heating habits and see if there are small changes you can make to save some money.
- Turn down your thermostat. Just one degree lower could save you some cash. Why not set a timer on your thermostat for your heating to come on only when you need it.
- Don’t heat the rooms you’re not in. Individual radiator thermostats mean you can adjust the temperature in each room accordingly.
- Keep doors between adjoining rooms shut. This way, you stop the heat from escaping.
- Run your heating for slightly less every day. Even using a little less energy each day adds up over time.
- Bleed your radiators. This removes any trapped air that stops them from working as efficiently as they could.
- Check your boiler’s output. Most people aren’t aware that you can adjust the temperature on your boiler as well as your thermostat. Combi boilers’ factory setting tends to be 80 degrees but you can actually set it to 65 degrees for maximum efficiency. It’ll heat the water to a slightly lower temperature but save you money.
- Block out unwanted gaps. Draught-proofing is a usually cheap and easy way to keep the heat in.
- Keep the heat in. Simply closing your blinds or curtains in the evening can also stop the heat loss. Just be sure your curtains don’t cover the radiators.
- Insulation is another fantastic way to keep the warmth in.