Keep costs manageable after 60 with our guide on energy saving tips. We believe that no one should have to pay for more energy than they need, and no one should have to be cold in their own home. This blog aims to help you cut your energy consumption without having to make big sacrifices. Read on to learn how to reduce your energy bill while staying toasty!
Compare & Switch
You may be paying more than you need to for your gas & electric bills. Set aside some time to go onto a comparison site and see if you can get a better deal elsewhere. Switching is quick & easy and can all be done online. The energy will be the same no matter who you get it from, so why pay more? Just make sure you’re out of contract with your current supplier so you don’t have to pay any exit fees.
Energy Efficient Boiler
Next time your boiler needs replacing, research energy efficient boilers to find the right one for you. Modern energy efficient boilers use a lot less energy to produce the same level of heat for your heating and hot water, meaning you spend less on your energy bills. Keep an eye on Boiler Online to spot a bargain!
Swap out your old light bulbs for LEDs and you may save on your next bill! LED light bulbs last far longer than conventional ones and use up far less electricity (up to 90% less). Making this switch can also make your house more eco-friendly, meaning you’re doing less harm to the environment too!
Ensure all your windows and doors have been draught-proofed. This way you won’t be losing any heat out of little cracks and ultimately upping your beating bill. You can draught-proof yourself on a budget by buying draught excluding tape from a DIY store and applying it around your windows and doors. Or, get a professional in for the best results.
Turn off Radiators You Don’t Use
Why pay to heat the rooms you don’t use? It’s important to keep the areas you spend time in nice and warm but paying to warm up spare rooms is just a waste of money! If you do choose to turn a radiator off in a room, make sure you close the door so you’re not losing heat into those rooms. Plus, if you have guests staying, it’s quick and easy to turn your radiator back on and warm that spare room up.
Check Energy Ratings
Every electronic item you buy will come with an energy rating on the box. Make sure you’re aware of a product’s energy rating before committing to buy and you’re sure to save money in the long run. As a quick guide, a good energy rating will be in the green section of the EPC (A, B or C), whereas a poor energy rating will be at the lower end of the scale (red – orange).
Got any of your own energy saving tips? Let us know in the comments.