Energy saving tips

Here are some quick and easy things you can do
to help reduce your energy bills.

Figures provided by the Energy Saving Trust

could save you £60 per year

Turn down your heating thermostat by 1 degree

Your thermostat will turn off your heating system when the set temperature is achieved in your home. Turning it down by just 1 degree will have a big impact on your heating bill and you probably won’t even notice the difference in temperature.

could save you £28 per year

Wash your clothes at 30 degrees

Washing your clothes at lower temperatures will reduce the amount of energy being used during each washing cycle. Many washing tablet brands also recommend washing your clothes at 30 degrees as you’ll still achieve a great clean.

could save you £8 per year

Take 1 minute off your shower

Taking 1 minute off your shower will reduce your hot water consumption and it doesn’t cost you a thing. You could use a timer to remind you when to finish or put together a playlist of a few of your favourite songs to shower to.

could save you £25 per year

Make sure your home is draught proof

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to save energy and money in your home. Block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out, for example, around windows, doors and chimneys.

Save up to £970 per year

Get a new efficient boiler

Upgrading your old gas boiler to an efficient boiler can help you to save hundreds of pounds over the year and reduce your carbon emissions. All our boilers are A rated, condensing boilers which burn gas efficiently. According to the Energy Saving Trust, a modern, condensing gas boiler has typically the lowest running costs to provide heating and hot water.

could save you £55 per year

Turn off your devices

Many devices around your home will use electricity without you noticing, even when they’re on standby. TVs, laptops, and phone chargers are usual suspects. Switch them off at the wall when you’re not using them.

could save you £36 per year

Don’t overfill your kettle

Boiling more water than you need uses up more energy, so only fill your kettle with the amount you need to make that round of teas or coffees.

could save you £75 per year

Use smart technology

Smart home technology (such as Hive and Tado) can help you save energy as you’re able to control your heating from your phone, from anywhere. This means you can easily turn it off when you don’t need it, like when you’re out of the house, and that can help you save money. Using smart radiator valves means you have control of heating individual rooms so you’re only heating the parts of your home that you’re using.

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