With around 55 per cent of your energy bills each year spent by your boiler for hot water and heating your home, it pays to make sure you’re using it efficiently.
Getting more from your boiler
With the help of boiler installation Bristol homes with boilers over 15 years old could be saving 40 pence from every pound they are currently spending on heating their homes and hot water.
Using smart heating controls like a mobile app to turn your heating on or off remotely allows you to manage the use of your A-rated boiler and can reduce your energy bills by up to 23 per cent a year.
The Bristol Boiler Service can help you install room thermostats, programmers and thermostatic radiator valves to enable you to use your boiler more efficiently, saving you around £150 a year.
Turning your room thermostat down by just one degree can save you around £75 a year.
Energy saving around the home
Your home loses a third of its energy through its walls, a quarter through the roof and 10 per cent through windows. The Gov.uk energy calculator can help you find ways to make your home more energy efficient through insulation, new boilers, double glazing or other improvements, and better manage your energy bill.
Stop leaving appliances on standby. By switching them off, you could save £50 to £90 per year. Upgrading your fridge or freezer to an energy-efficient model can save you £23 a year.
Block up holes that let through draughts from letter boxes, keyholes, windows, chimneys and floorboards, and you could save up to £50 a year. Replacing halogens and regular bulbs with LED spotlights might cost you around £100, but it will save £35 a year on bills. Turning these lights off when you are not using them will save you another £15 a year. Cutting your shower by one minute each day will save up to £7 per person per year.
You can also find significant savings by being more careful in the kitchen. You could save £36 a year by using a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap, only filling the kettle with the amount of water you need, and cutting back your washing machine use by one cycle per week.