Understand your heating
Heating and hot water can account for over half the money spent on fuel bills, but there are a number of ways you can help to reduce these:
- Installing an energy efficient condensing boiler
- Installing TRV’s (thermostatic radiator valves)
- Installing a room thermostat
Implementing the above will significantly lower your energy costs, plus, if you are currently in receipt of specific tax credits, pension credits and other benefits, you may be entitled to receiving a grant towards the cost of installing a new boiler.
Get tech savvy (Smart controls)
One of the best ways in helping you to manage your heating includes installing smart heating controls. Most of the smart control products allow you to control your heating via an App on your smart phone. For example, while you’re at work, you can set the heating from your phone, so by the time you get home your house will be nice and warm.
Flick that switch
Not all electrical appliances require the switch to be ‘on’ all the time. So why not flick the switches of the appliances which are not being used. This is one of the simplest way you can reduce your energy costs.
Don’t let the taps run
Another very simple way to reduce your energy bill is to become savvy with your cleaning routine. When cleaning your dishes, rather than letting the hot water run, you could partially fill the sink, using just about the amount of water that’s necessary.
Turn off the lights
When you leave the room, you could turn off your lights. Along with this, it can be worthwhile investing in LED lighting, as these are significantly more energy efficient than standard lights.
Installing insulation is one of the best ways to reduce heat from escaping your home. There are a number of different types of insulation, which may be suitable for your particular type of home, including:
- Loft Insulation
- Attic room insulation (also known as Room in Roof)
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- Solid Wall Insulation
To find out more about any Grants that may be available for insulation, simply fill out our contact form and one of our team will call you back within 24 hours.
Remove draught, keep warm, save money
You’ll be surprised about how much heat a home will lose around doors, floors and windows. Draught-proofing your home can significantly reduce this heat loss and hence, help lower your energy bills.