The cost of fuel prices has been in the news a lot over the last few months. With the average household energy bill set to increase up to 54% this year alone, now is the time to find ways to reduce your energy use.
Read on for some easy-to-implement energy-saving tips that you can adopt that will have a huge impact on your bills.
Check the efficiency of your boiler
If your boiler isn’t efficient, then you’re wasting money. Over half of a household energy bill is generated by the central heating and hot water system.
If your boiler is old or isn’t working efficiently, you need to take action. Keep your boiler working well by having it serviced annually. Replace older models with new, energy-efficient ones. There are many incentives and schemes available to assist you with the cost of a new boiler.
Insulate your home
In a poorly insulated home, it is difficult to retain any heat, as it escapes through the walls and ceilings. By having your walls, floors, and loft insulated, you’ll find an immediate improvement in the energy efficiency of your home.
Install a smart thermostat
Smart devices are great for the modern home, allowing you to monitor and control many systems. A smart thermostat is great for being able to adjust your heating remotely. Heat only the parts of your home you need to by setting up zones and reducing your energy bills. Some models even use advanced AI to learn your preferences and temperature choices.
Use thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs)
When it comes to heating your home, most people’s heating is either on or off. Controlled by a central thermostat, the radiators in the house will all turn on with the central heating, whether they’re needed or not.
By having TRVs fitted to your radiators, you can set the thermostat for each radiator individually. So if you have rooms you do not use, don’t waste money heating them and use the TRV to lower the heat or turn it off entirely.
Swap your lightbulbs for LED ones
Think about how many lights and lamps you have in your home. There are probably quite a few. That energy adds up over time. While you should get into the habit of switching off lights when they’re not in use, you can also save money when your lights are turned on.
LED bulbs use almost 90% less energy than other bulbs so you’ll get the cost-saving benefits straight away.
Keep doors closed
You might remember your parents or grandparents asking if you “were born in a barn” whenever you left a door open. Well, they had the right idea. Closing doors around the home is one of the easiest energy-saving tips out there. Rooms will warm up faster and retain their heat for longer if you close doors. Otherwise, all of the heat will escape into areas you aren’t using
If you want your home to be more energy-efficient and to save money on your bills, then these energy-saving taps are some of the basic things you should do in order to achieve this. They’ll make a huge difference to your home and your finances.