Become more Energy Efficient this Winter

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With Winter not far around the corner, what’s the best way to stay warm in our homes for less this winter?

Changing your habits when it comes to gas, water and electricity can help reduce your bills and carbon footprint. Make these simple changes around the house and see what a difference they make each month:

Keep the cold at bay by setting your thermostat to 18-20 degrees which will help your home stay warm while not pushing your gas bills sky high. And let’s not forget the longer nights pushing up our electricity bills with all those lights on for longer. Here’s a few simple tricks to keep costs down:

Insulation

Properly insulating your loft can help keep the heat in your home and the energy bills down. In fact, having your loft insulated could save you hundreds of pounds each year.

This doesn’t have to apply exclusively to your loft. Insulating any cavity walls around the house can also drastically reduce carbon emissions and your heating bill.

Swapping Your Light Bulbs

Switching from halogen to LED or energy saving bulbs reduces energy consumption saving you around £35 a year just from making this one quick switch. Remember that LED and energy saving bulbs tend to have a much longer lifespan too, so this little switch is one that will see you making savings over years to come.

Upgrade Your Appliances

Replacing old household appliances allows you to reduce the amount of electricity used while ensuring enhanced performance, resulting in lower energy bills in the long and the short term. So while investment may be greater, long term savings will be made when you upgrade your appliances.

Get Smart

A smart meter or indeed a smart thermostat, can bring a whole host of benefits. Allowing you to track the amount of gas or electricity you’re using in real time and control your bills at the touch of a button. Which you can even do remotely with a smart thermostat.

 

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