We would like to share our personal opinion from years of experience in the plumbing and heating industry. Below are the main methods everyday households should adhere to in order to reduce their liabilities:
1.) Turn your hot water heater temperature down, to save money and prevent accidental burns.
2.) Keep your doors shut in unused rooms, to help preserve heat in the rooms you use.
3.) Get a free Home Energy Check. The Energy Saving Trust have a great free tool on their website.
4.) Energy saving bulbs can last for 20,000 hours in comparison to 1,000 for a normal bulb. This adds up to approximately £55 saved over the lifetime of the bulb.
5.) Bleed your radiators. This process entails releasing the trapped air at the top, which is stopping the hot water from rising.
6.) Get your boiler serviced. By doing this with one of our Gas Safe Registered engineers annually your boiler will last longer and operate more efficiently.
7.) Close your curtains, as heat can be lost through the windows.
8.) AVOID USING STANDBY! Appliances on standby can use up to 75% of the energy they use when switched on.
9.) Ensure furniture is kept away from radiators, as foam is an effective heat insulator.
10.) AVOID DRYING YOUR CLOTHES ON THE RADIATOR! It reduces the quantity of heat released, resulting in longer boiler run-time to achieve the same room temperature.
We hope these tips help you save money on your bills, allowing you to reinvest it elsewhere!