Tips to Save Energy - Energy Saving Ideas
Here are our top tips to save energy many of which you can do now, what are you waiting for?
Turn your room thermostat down
- By reducing the room thermostat temperature by 1°C, you are likely to lower the heating bill by approx £50-60 per year. Will you really notice that 1°C?
Lower the temperature of thermostatic radiator valves TRVs.
- Why heat rooms you do not use? If you have TRVs installed turn them down or even off. As heat rises 1st floor rooms often need less heating than ground floors.
Use your heating programmer
Check that your Heating & Hot Water System only come on when you need it. Be sure to adjust the time intervals if your daily routine changes.
Has your heating system a programmer, room thermostat or thermostatic radiator valves?
Not all heating system have a programmer, room thermostat(s) and/or thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) mentioned above. Upgrading your heating controls to ensure you have all of these 3 could save you approx £100 -150 per year.
Has your heating system a hot water cylinder?
If so, check that you have a cylinder stat attached, this will usually be at the bottom third of the hot water cylinder and make sure it is set to 60°C.
Replace old style bulbs with low energy lighting.
Low energy lighting has improved, both in the quality of light you obtain and the number of types of fittings that are now catered for. The only differences most people notice are a smaller electric bill and hardly ever having the need to replace low E bulbs.
Turn off your electrical appliances; do not leave them on standby
You can now buy energy saving gadgets which can help make sure you do not leave TVs, DVD players, laptops etc on standby. However, if you start to make it part of your daily routine it will soon become second nature.
Turn off your lighting
Even though you hopefully have low energy lighting throughout your home, turning off lights as you leave a room will still help save on your yearly lighting costs.
Energy Performance Certificate
Energy Performance Certificates are needed when selling or renting your home though you could still have one commissioned to give you an easily understood energy rating report and what you could do to your specific home.
If you have already implemented these tips for saving energy, be sure to visit our energy saving blog to read the dedicated section with specific tips, tricks and ways you can reduce your fuel bills and save money.