Jun 10, 2015

Energy Saving Tips


Category: General
Posted by: kdeadmin

Top tips to save energy and money in your home

Saving energy is good for the environment, and good for your pocket too. While some of these tips need a little investment, many won't cost you a penny. Here's what to do:

  1. Turn off all electrical appliances properly when you're not using them, rather than leaving them on standby. If there's a light showing or the appliance is hot when you touch it, there's power being wasted.
  2. Replace all lamps with LED lamps instead. See our guide to LED lighting to find out how.
  3. Consider installing solar panels. These can be expensive to put in, but over time will help you cut your electricity bills.
  4. If you have an old boiler, it won't be running efficiently. Installing a new one will save you money over time, and the house will be warmer into the bargain. Remember to service your boiler regularly for the best performance.
  5. Wash clothes at the lowest temperature you can get away with. Modern detergents mean that a 30 degree wash is sufficient for most everyday washes.
  6. The best way to regulate the heat in the house is to install room thermostats. This is more efficient than turning the heat up and down on the boiler.
  7. Be heat savvy - programme your boiler to come on 15 minutes before you get up, and go off half an hour before you go to bed. If your heater can't be programmed, it's time to look at replacing it.
  8. Look at the energy labels of all your household appliances such as fridges and freezers. Inefficient products or those without an energy label are due for replacement.
  9. Block draughts and make sure windows fit securely for a cosier home.

10. In the kitchen, don't leave the hot water running while you wash up or rinse dishes, but use a bowl instead.

For more advice on energy savings or to discuss a replacement boiler or boiler service, call our office today on 01928 711444.