You can reduce your annual electricity bill by as much as £250 and reduce your household’s carbon dioxide emissions by around two tonnes. Simply follow the energy saving measures below, and you could see a great return on your investment, both financially and environmentally.
Also, many smart homes are designed to save as much energy as possible.
Buy an energy monitoring device
There is an old saying that goes “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. The simple way to find the true ‘real-time’ cost of the energy being consumed in your home is by using a wireless smart meter in your home. The results will astound you!
Switch to energy saving light bulbs
Energy saving light bulbs uses up to 80% less energy than an ordinary light bulb and last up to 10 times longer. Each energy saving light bulb that you purchase will pay for itself in around 8 month’s time and will save you around £60 over its lifetime. Benefits here.
Insulate your loft
Insulating your loft is one of the simplest ways to save energy. Loft insulation could save you around £110 per year.
Eliminate draughts and stop heat escaping by fitting low cost, easy-to-fix brushes and seals on internal and external doors. Letterboxes and keyholes should also be covered.
Insulate cavity walls
A third of the heat lost in an un-insulated house is through the walls. If you insulated your wall cavities you could save around £90 a year on energy bills. Cavity wall insulation will also create an even temperature throughout your home. How much could you save?
Cover up your tank
Insulating your hot water tank with a jacket is a low cost and effective way to save energy. A jacket will only cost a few pounds and with all the heat it traps in, will pay for itself within months. Fit one that is at least 75mm (3″) thick and you could save around £20 per year. Click here.
Install a high-efficiency boiler
The Energy Saving Trust recommends that if your boiler is over 15 years old it is probably time to replace it. Any new gas boiler in England and Wales, by law, must be the high efficiency condensing type which could save you up to a third on your heating bills. Further savings are available if you upgrade heating controls as well. Visit this site for boiler replacement in Norwich.
Glaze your windows
Double glazing or secondary prevents heat from escaping through windows by as much as 50%. This would cut the average heating bill by £100 per year. More advice here.
Buy a standby saver
A standby saving device will ensure that your electrical equipment is not left in the ‘standby’ mode. This is costing the average home £37 per year. The easy thing to do is get out of your chair and turn electrical equipment off at the wall. With a standby saver, you don’t even need to do that! Purchase here.
Buy an energy saving kettle
An energy saving kettle will use up to 65% less energy than an ordinary kettle. Save water, energy and time.
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