Energy Saving advice can help you save money on your gas and electricity bills by even more by simply cutting back on the amount of energy you use.
There are lots of simple everyday tips that you can employ to help you save energy and save money.
Please follow our simple guide below. Once you get into a routine of doing these things you will start to notice the difference.
Simple everyday ways to save energy
Almost 85% of the energy used by your DVD player is consumed when it is not in use.
- Do not leave appliances such as microwaves, TVs, videos, stereos, and computers on standby as they use energy when they are left on.
- Put a lid on your saucepan when you boil food as this reduces the amount of gas needed to heat the water.
- When filling an electric kettle fill the cup with water and pour this into the kettle to avoid overfilling it.
- Unplug equipment e.g. mobile phones, shavers and electric toothbrushes once they are fully charged, otherwise, they will keep drawing electricity.
- When you leave a room turn off the light
- Pull the curtains shut to help save the heat escaping from the room in the evenings
- Only do you washing when you have a full load and use a low-temperature program.
- Try to have more showers than baths as they use less water and take less energy to heat the water
- Turn down your room thermostats by a few degrees will make a big difference in the amount of energy you use.
Upgrade your heating systems
One of the best ways to save on your energy is by upgrading your boiler.
Over time, sediments can build up in your water heater, which has been known to damage boilers and reduce their efficiency.
Sediment can be a tricky thing to remove for homeowners by themselves – and with any plumbing project, it’s advisable to bring in a professional.
However, as older boilers tend to be more inefficient because of wear and tear, it might be time to upgrade your central heating system and opt for some new and improved heating technology.
Before purchasing your new boiler take the time to research which boiler is best for your home, Vaillant boilers are often considered the best and are the consumer’s favourite. However, Worcester Bosch tends to come up higher in regards to durability and customer reviews.
Please follow our energy saving advice below to help improve your home to make it more energy-efficient.
Changing your light bulbs to use energy-efficient bulbs. These may be more expensive in the short term to buy but they last around 12 times longer and can save you on average £7 a year on your bills for each light you use them in.
Loft insulation costs from around £150 and could save up to £70 a year. There are a number of grants available in the UK to possibly help you get part payment towards this.
Draught proofing windows and doors costs from around £40 and could save up to £20 a year on your energy bills.
Secondary glazing on windows costs from around £120 and could save up to £125 a year.
A simple tip is to try filling those gaps under skirting boards and between floorboards with newspaper, or mastic sealant costs from £10 and could save up to £20 a year.