Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

It’s been a cold winter, and no doubt you’re still living under the weight of those winter heating bills. There is no better time to take a look at ways of reducing how much energy you’re using and make your energy bills more affordable all year long.

In a typical UK household, Energy Saving Trust believe, more than half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water. That’s why having an efficient and cost effective heating system is vital.

Following our easy energy saving top tips to reduce your energy consumption and save money on your energy bills.

Take control of your heating

More than half the money spent on bills goes towards providing heating and hot water. Installing a room thermostat, a programmer and thermostatic radiator valves could save you up to 10% per year. If you already have a full set of controls, turning down your room thermostat by just one degree could equally save you some money.

Whatever the age of your boiler the right controls will let you:

  • Set your heating and hot water to come on and off when you need them
  • Set the temperature for each area of your home.

Get savvy with smart controls

Smart heating controls are the latest innovation to help you control your heating and understand your energy usage.

They allow you to control your heating remotely from your mobile, which means you can manage the temperature of your home from wherever you are, at whatever time of day.

Hire a professional

Just like a car, a boiler needs to be well maintained in order to keep it operating at its best. An annual service helps ensure that your boiler is running as efficiently and safely as possible. Which? provide a free boiler service checklist to help make sure you get a good boiler service.

Careful in your kitchen

You can save around £30 a year from your energy bill just by using your kitchen appliances more carefully:

  • Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £25 a year in energy bills.
  • Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need and save around £7 a year.

Cutback your washing machine usage by just one cycle per week and save £5 a year on energy.