There are several ways to save money on your energy by researching different energy suppliers and choosing the right deals but inevitably if your system isn’t as efficient as it could be then your wasting money…
Our plumbers and heating engineers have put together the top energy-saving tips for the summer you can do to maximize your heating systems efficiency and reduce your energy bills.
1. Insulate your pipes and water tank
This is a simple task you could do yourself without a lot of money. Simply buy tank insulation and pipe insulation and wrap it around your pipes. For a small investment of under £30, you could save approximately £45 a year on your energy bill
2. Loft Insulation
If your loft or roof space hasn’t been insulated it’s wasting a lot of energy, all the heat produced rises and absorbs into the cold ceiling which means your boilers working constantly trying to warm the rooms up. Loft insulation is highly recommending and will save you a fortune in energy bills. Depending on the use of your loft space, the type of insulation you require will vary so please ensure you do your research before spending any money.
3. Thermostatic radiator valves TRVs
We highly recommend installing TRVs on your radiators as you could save an average of £80 a yea on your energy bills. They simply set each radiator to the temperature requested for that specific room. They are required for most rental accommodations properties and can be purchased for around £20 each. Today’s TRV’s are highly efficient and are definitely worth the cost of changing.
4. The positioning of your Room Thermostat
When positioning your wireless/wired thermostat for your boiler, it’s often positioned in the hallway. Make sure you deal with any draught from front doors or cold spots which could affect the temperature of the room and activate thermostat when the rest of the house is already warm enough. Head down to your local DIY shop who will have everything you need to draught-proof your doors and windows.
5. Service Your Boiler or Upgrade it in the summer.
If your boiler is over 15 years old then its probably only 60-70% efficient. Upgrading your boiler to a new high efficient boiler 98% isn’t cheap and could set you back approximately £2000 but you will save on average £300 a year on energy bills.
The best thing you can do to prolong the life of your boiler system and ensure your boiler is working at maximum efficiency is to carry out an annual boiler service. This is really a must for all of us to keep our boilers healthy and to keep our boiler warranty. Plus if your renting a property a Gas Safety Certificate is required annually so its a good idea to carry out a boiler service at the same time.
By following these energy-saving tips for the summer above, you could save somewhere between £300-£400 annually on your energy bills.
You can contact us on 0208 610 9959 or online here to book your annual boiler service, or if your thinking to upgrade you can book a free boiler installation survey where we discuss your options and give a free no-obligation quotation.