JUN 26, 2014

Five ways that you can save on your fuel bills

We’re currently enjoying the swing of summer, but as we all know, nothing lasts forever. Before we know it winter will be closing in and homeowners up and down the country are going to be bracing themselves for a cold bite.

The prospect of six months of cold is enough to give anyone the shivers, but keeping warm and protected is vital.

However, the cost of heating your home has grown enormously over the last decade. With prices ever on the increase, the time has come to consider astute ways to keep warm whilst keeping the bills down.

Here is a list of five tips that could help you keep the cost of heating your home as low as possible, whilst keeping those pennies in your pocket.

Have an energy audit

Seeking advice from those in the know is a necessary measure when trying to reduce the cost of your household bills. Search online and you’ll discover a wealth of companies that offer home energy checks.

Check the efficiency of your boiler

An efficient boiler will save you a lot of money in the long run. According to the Energy Saving Trust an efficient boiler could save you as much as £235 annually. Condensing boilers are known for their money saving properties. If you’re considering taking the plunge and splurging on a condensing boiler then check out http://www.which.co.uk/ for the most cost effective option.

Small changes can make all the difference

You may not believe it but making small changes throughout your home can make all the difference. One of the simplest ways to save money on your electricity bill is to install energy saving light bulbs. Alternatively, if you have an open fire then consider just how effective it is. More often than not open fires look great, but aren’t overly effective heating a room.

Don’t keep extractor fans running over and over again

Extractor fans in the kitchen and bathrooms burn a significant amount of energy. Left on longer than necessary these fans burn a hole in your pocket. By simply adjusting the timer or turning them off altogether you will automatically save energy. Additionally, some ventilation units have heat recovery systems that reduce energy loss further.

 Insulate your property effectively

Did you know that up to a third of all energy loss disappears through the roof? Adding insulation seems a sensible option. The most common form of insulation, mineral wool, is used in homes across the country, though of late an increasing number of homeowners are choosing to insulate their homes with sheep wool. Installing just 270mm of insulation could save you as much as £100 each year.

By following these five tips you’ll keep the pennies in your pocket, and still stay warm and cosy as the winter month’s progress.

Created on 26th June 2014
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