5 top tips for keeping your energy bills low

No one wants to fork out for expensive energy bills. We’ve all got better things to spend our money on… holidays, new car, days out. That’s why we’ve put together this list of top tips for keeping your energy bills low in order to save you money in the long run!

1. Turn your heating down – It is so easy to turn that thermostat up 3 or 4 degrees when it’s windy/raining/icy (or all three… at the same time…) outside, but by turning your thermostat down by just one degree could save you up to £75 per year on your heating bills!

 

2. Install a smart-thermostat – A smart thermostat can help you save money on your energy bills by making your home heating system more efficient. The thermostat will only heat the rooms that you are using and can be controlled from your smartphone so that you can control your heating from work!

 

3. Install a new A-rated boiler – If your boiler is ‘on its last legs’ and you haven’t had it serviced or upgraded for many years, it could benefit you long-term to install a new one. We can help you spread the cost of a brand new boiler with our easy payment plan options which can be found here. Replacing an old G-rated boiler (with programmer and room thermostat) with a brand new one (A-rated) could save you up to £200 a year (based on a standard sized semi-detached house).

 

4. See if you are eligible for ECO funding – Under the Government’s initiative to tackle fuel poverty and lower household carbon emissions, eligible homeowners can receive a free or heavily subsided energy-efficient boiler as part of the ECO scheme. Check your eligibility.

 

5. Compare gas and electricity prices – If you think you’re paying ‘over the odds’ for gas and/or electricity, you can find multiple easy comparisons sites online where you can check for better energy rates based on your current usage.