With the winter weather in full swing and Christmas fast approaching, it’s essential to make sure that you’re saving as much as you can on your energy bills. Use this handy guide to make sure you’re saving as much as you can this winter!
You can guarantee that in these colder months, your heating will be on most of the time. However, that doesn’t always need to be the case.
If you have an old boiler, it may be time to upgrade, old boilers can be a real high cost on your energy bills. If you think finding a boiler can seem a little overwhelming, there is some great advice out there such as this article which goes into detail about why a new boiler can be essential and how the installation process works. If you’re looking for something a little cheaper than a brand-new boiler, there are many other great ways to save!
Using the timer on your central heating is a great way to do this, that way your boiler won’t be working and wasting energy when you aren’t even home. Something as little as turning down your thermostat by only one degree can be a brilliant saver, saving up to as much as £80. Draught excluders are a great cost-effective way to get saving on energy, excluding draughts throughout the home mean rooms keep warmer, and bills keep lower.
In The Kitchen
There are many places to start with energy saving in the kitchen with all the electric appliances used in day to day life. Making little changes such as not leaving your appliances on standby can save you up to £86 a year, which is at least an extra present for someone special at Christmas!
Washing might be the bane of your life at times, but it doesn’t mean that it has to cost you as well! Save money on your washing by only running your washing machine on a full load; fewer spins mean more saving after all.
Finally running your dishwasher on low energy programmes can be a considerable saving, using on up to 3 litres less water on occasion! Following these three simple tips can mean your kitchen is an energy-saving hub!
We all like to treat ourselves to a bath now and then, however, studies have found that showers can often use less water, which can be a high energy saving. This article goes into a lot more detail, for those who want to make sure all the facts are watertight. On top of this making your showers even shorter means even more saving.
Another great item can be a water-efficient showerhead, that tends to use no more than 2 gallons of water per minute compared to the standard 6 gallons. You’ll be using a lot less water and a lot less boiler energy not having to heat as much water, both of which sound like a win to me.
And there we are, a vast range of tips for saving energy not just at Christmas but all year round! Using these tips is an excellent way to being to save on your energy bills and get the most out of your heating.