According to a recent feature on BBC News, the average household pay an annual dual-fuel bill (gas and electricity) of £1,264. This makes energy bills one of the largest outgoings in a household budget. At Bathrooms by KPR we recognise that reducing the cost of these energy bills can have a huge impact on you and your family. That is why we have compiled a list of helpful hints and tips which could lead to huge savings!
- Turn Down Your Thermostat!
This may seem an obvious solution, but turning down your thermostat by as little as 1 degrees celsius can cut your heating bills by up to 10%! Reducing the temperature of your thermostat could therefore equate to huge savings. You can also set timers to direct the heating and hot water to come on at certain times of the day, which can make a huge difference to your energy bills.
- Re-Think Your Boiler
According to the Energy Savings Trust, boilers account for roughly 60% of your energy bills. This means that replacing an older model with a high efficiency boiler can make a huge difference to your energy usage. A high efficiency condenser boiler could save you hundreds of pounds each year, as well as reducing your home’s carbon dioxide emissions.
- Regularly Service Your Boiler
Calling out a Gas Safe Accredited heating engineer to review your boiler can be extremely beneficial. Not only can they alert your attention to any current problems with your boiler, they can also prevent future problems by ensuring your boiler is in correct working condition. This can dramatically extend your boilers lifetime.
- Check Your Taps
Simple things such as leaking taps can add up to waste a significant amount of hot water (one dripping tap could fill up half a bath within a week). This can have a huge impact on your energy bills so ensure that you get any leaks attended to sooner rather than later, and keep an eye on the other taps around your home to make sure they are turned off!
These are just a few of the biggest ways you can significantly reduce your energy bills over a period of time. As each home is unique there may be certain things you can do within your individual home to reduce your bills. If you would like to speak with one of our advisors to discuss ways we can reduce your energy outgoings, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Alternatively, if you would like more information or advice on any of the above, feel free to contact us.