With rising energy prices, households in the UK are under increasing pressure to keep an eye on their consumption. There are plenty of things you can do to reduce your usage including ensuring appliances are turned off rather than left on standby and installing low energy lights. Switching to a lower voltage and optimising your home are also cost effective methods of improving your efficiency.
Q-Energy is a company with more than thirty years of experience. Our team of electricians in Derbyshire have a great deal of knowledge and can help you to boost the efficiency of your property. We can work with low voltage systems, efficient heating systems and solar panels. We are proud to promote voltage reduction as a good way to lower consumption. Below are a few things to consider to help you decide whether the technique is for you or not.
The first thing to do is to think about having a survey of the property done to see whether it is suitable for optimisation. It is important to ensure that systems and devices will function as intended at the lower voltage. An energy audit, network analysis and power/voltage survey can determine whether it will work for you.
Evaluate the costs of energy, your demand and the likely evolution of both. If costs are set to continue to rise you can earn more savings from voltage optimisation. It is always worth considering how these savings will balance with the cost of materials, installation and maintenance of the new system. Reducing the voltage is one of the most effective methods of reducing consumption and you can reap great rewards in the long term.
Voltage reduction can be used alongside other measures to create a more comprehensive optimisation. When using other measures make sure you understand the impact and ensure there won’t be a negative effect.
A final tip is to install a monitoring system as well as voltage reduction. Getting a better understanding of your usage can help you to find ways to make savings without making any other changes. Simple things like installing modern lighting and unplugging chargers when they aren’t in use can provide benefits. Having a clear picture of your energy consumption can help you to decide how best to boost efficiency, cut costs and emissions and ensure reliability.