Recent figures have stated that the British public waste £2.2 billion every year on heating, with many of them regularly keeping it on for 6 and a half hours more than necessary. These statistics means the average family is paying £747 a year. They could slash their bill by £82.52 every year just by turning the heat off at every opportunity.
Though a major cause of waste, overheating is only one of a few ways we often consume more energy than necessary. Poor electrical practice is also a huge concern. With all of this in mind here are some tips and tricks to help you save.
Consider installing green energy solutions like PV solar panels. These can make a large difference in how much you pay for electricity. This option is beneficial for those wanting to gain back for the installation in later years. There is also a choice of solar water heating systems, which can be paired to work with a conventional boiler.
What can save you around £25 a year is draught proofing your home. You can do it yourself, or pay someone else to do it; so there’s no excuse. Unless your home is already insulated, installing wall and loft insulation can make a big difference in long term savings.
A simple way of saving money, once properly in the routine of it, is remembering to switch off standby mode on appliances. To make things even easier, you can purchase a saver device which allows you to turn everything off at once.
If your boiler is due for a renewal don’t ignore it. Keeping old, inefficient ones can be really costly. It’s estimated that a semi detached household could save £320 per year by installing a new A-rated condensing boiler.
Lastly, one of the best ways of cutting back on energy bills is through changing your light bulbs. Consider investing in Light Emitting Diode (LED) efficient ones. It’s estimated that households can save as much as £100 a year by replacing their bulbs with LEDs.
Q-Energy can provide you with advice and solutions related to these essential money, and planet saving tips. We have the best electricians Staffordshire can call on for help. Our team can fit all kinds of energy saving technologies including solar panels and LED lighting.
If you require our services, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.