With the cost of living on the rise, there’s never been a better time to cut your energy bills and be kind to the planet. We’ve put together some tips to help you and your family reduce your energy use in every room of your home.
1. Home heating – whilst using less energy
Over half of our energy bills spend goes on heating and hot water. It’s really important to look at our home heating habits and see if there are small changes we can make to reduce our heating bills.
Turn down your thermostat. Just one degree lower could save you £80 a year. Set a timer on your thermostat for your heating to come on only when you need it.
Don’t heat empty rooms. Individual radiator thermostats mean you can adjust the temperature in each room accordingly.
Keep doors between adjoining rooms shut. This way, you stop the heat from escaping.
Run your heating for an hour less each day. Even using a little less energy each day adds up to savings over time.
Bleed your radiators. Trapped air can make your radiators less efficient, so they’ll be slower to heat up. If you feel confident doing it yourself, read our guide on how to bleed your radiators.
Turn the water temperature down. Your combi boiler probably has the water temperature set to 80 degrees, but 65 degrees works just as well for maximum efficiency. This will heat the water to a lower temperature (still warm enough for a bath or shower) but save you valuable pennies. Find out more from the Home Energy Expert.
Keep the heat in. Simply closing your blinds or curtains in the evening can also stop the heat loss by up to 17%. Just be sure your curtains don’t cover the radiators.