Around the home it’s actually really easy to reduce your energy usage. By doing this you’ll be able to cut your expensive bills and help the environment simultaneously. So let’s take a look at some of the things you can do.
First of all we’ll start with your boiler’s thermostat. During those cold winter months you probably crank up the heating in an effort to keep warm, but it’s not uncommon for homeowners to overheat their property. By just turning the temperature down 1°C you can save up to £55 every year.
Also consider a programmable thermostat so the heating isn’t on when you’re at work or sleeping. Don’t worry about getting too cold as all you’ll need is a hot water bottle, extra blanket or even warm pyjamas.
Your home’s hot water can also be reduced in temperature and theoretically you only need it at around 60°C. Any more than this and you’re wasting money. Again, set your hot water so it only comes on twice a day; in the morning and evening.
One of the biggest problems when it comes to energy efficiency around the home is losing heat through the windows. This can be solved though with a variety of options such as double glazing, thicker curtains or even energy saving blinds. You can slash bills and keep your home warmer at the same time.