With the cost of living increasing rapidly, it’s important that you know what to do to balance your energy bills and become kinder to the planet. We have put together some tips to help you and your family be able to reduce your energy usage in every room of your home
1. Home Heating
Here we have the top tips to cut your heating bills:
Over half of your energy bills consist of hot water and heating. It’s a huge factor to make sure you really look at your home heating habits and see where you can make a change.
There is a range of different methods in order to reduce your heating bills but the main 8 tips would be:
1. Turn Down Your Thermostat
Step 1 is to turn down your thermostat to just one degree lower which can save you up to just £128 a year. This will benefit you in the long term. In order to do this you will need to set a timer on your thermostat for your heating to come on when you need it.
2. Turn The Heating Flow Temperature Down
The second step is to ensure that if you lower the temperature within your home you can save up to £80-£112 per year just because you put it down by 20 degrees. Sometimes this doesn’t work for every boiler but it does work for most.
3. Don’t Heat Empty Rooms
Using individual radiator valves can help reduce your bills or even turn them off if they aren’t being used in rooms that are not needed. Doing this can benefit the whole of the UK’s gas usage which means you will save £50+ a year. Try to keep the doors shut in the house to ensure that the heating isn’t escaping.
4. Run your Heating Only When You’re At Home
This step is crucial as even though you’re using the central heating system every day, maybe try to use it less each day which can add up to your savings over time. So only try to use it when you need it the most, and don’t waste it.
5. Draught Proofing
By blocking any gaps where you can see the heat can escape and any cold air can get into the house. This will help you with heat loss and ensure that your home is warm. There is a range of places where you can prevent drought such as windows, doors, loft etc.
6. Bleed Your Radiators
Bleeding your radiators is a factor which is really important, especially for your energy bills. Trapped air can make your radiators less efficient so they will become slower to heat up. You can bleed your radiators by yourself but if you need professional assistance call us today.
7. Keep The Heat In
Simply closing your blinds or curtains in the evening can stop your heat loss from up to 17%. This is why it’s key to make sure every night you close your blinds and curtains properly to save heat from being lost.
8. Heat Yourself Up Not The Room
Lastly, the final step is to think outside of the box which means that rather than putting the thermostat up further, you can try alternative methods and invest in an electric blanket. They aren’t that expensive, they range from either £25 to 50 which can benefit your bills and save 3p an hour.
If you have any questions please give us a call today and we will support you as much as we can.