Stay Warm Save Money Energy Saving Tips

In a time when the cost of living is continually rising, there is a prime opportunity to both lower your energy expenses and contribute to environmental well-being.

We have compiled a set of recommendations to assist you and your family in reducing your energy consumption in every area of your home.

More than half of our energy expenses are allocated to heating and hot water. It is crucial to scrutinise our home heating practices and identify minor adjustments that can lead to substantial savings on our heating bills.

1. Adjust your thermostat: A simple reduction of one degree can yield savings of up to £145 annually. Additionally, setting a timer on your thermostat can ensure that your heating is active only when you need it.

2. Lower the heating flow temperature: If you own a combi boiler, consider reducing the flow temperature from 80℃ to 60℃. This small modification can conserve up to 12% of the gas used to heat your home. By doing so, you reduce your boiler’s energy consumption without compromising your home’s comfort.

3. Zone your heating: Individual radiator valves grant you the ability to customise the temperature in each room as needed. Do not waste energy heating empty spaces.

4. Insulate against heat loss: Installing thermal lined curtains and ensuring they are closed during the evening can result in a 27% reduction in heat loss. This measure can save an average household up to £291 annually on energy bills, be cautious not to obstruct your radiators with curtains.

5. Focus on personal comfort, not room temperature: Instead of raising the thermostat, consider wearing heated clothing and accessories. These typically consume as little as 1p per hour of electricity.

By implementing these energy-saving practices, you can both cut your energy bills and contribute to a more sustainable future.