As winter slowly approaches and the living cost is going up and up, we may also need to start thinking about turning on the heating during the day, which can have a big impact on your energy bills.
Here is some tips on how to reduce your energy bills
Turn down the Thermostat
Its prevent your home from getting warmer than it needs to, its will turn the heating on until the room reaches the temperature you set and turn off until the temperature drops.
Your thermostat should only be set to the lowest comfortable temperature, typically between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius and by turning down just one degree its could save you up to £60 on your energy bills.
Look At your Lighting
Changing bulbs to LED – it could save you on your energy bill this winter.
Remember to switch off Lights and Sockets when you’re not using them.
Increase the Layers
Putting on an extra layers of clothing is an effective and cheap way to get yourself warmer!
Block any Draughts Spots
To draught-proof your home, you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out
Do full laundry loads
Half-load settings save very little energy, so a full load is much more energy efficient. Do fewer (but fuller) – wash loads instead.
Buy efficient appliances
♦ An A+++ washing will typically use £65 less energy than an A+ one over an 11-year product lifespan.
♦ A modern, efficient dishwasher will typically cost around £7 less a year to run compared to an older model.
♦ An A+++ fridge freezer will save around £320 in energy bills over its lifetime compared to an A+ model.
Insulate your hot water cylinder
If you have a hot water cylinder that is uninsulated, it will be losing heat. This means the water inside cools down more quickly. Fitting a hot water jacket could save around £40 a year.
Bleed your radiators
You should bleed your radiators regularly to prevent air being trapped inside. Air being trapped makes the heating system less efficient.
Reduce your washing temperature
90% of a washing machine’s energy is spent heating the water, so if you wash your clothes at 30-40°C, you’re saving a significant amount of money.
And although it might not be the best time of year for it, air-drying clothes is free and significantly less energy-intensive than using a tumble-dryer.