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Energy Useful Tips to reduce your gas and electricity costs and carbon emissions at home

With a rise in the cost of living this year, there’s never been a better time to cut your energy bills and be kind to the planet. We’re here to help and have put together some tips to help you and your family reduce your energy use to help in these uncertain times.

Energy Useful Tips

Did you know over half of our energy bills
spend goes on heating and hot water?

Turning your heating down by 1°C can
save you around £105* a year on your bills.

*Estimated figures correct as of April 2022. Source:

It's important to look at your home heating habits and see if there are small changes you can make to save some money.

  • Turn down your thermostat. Just one degree lower could save you some cash. Why not set a timer on your thermostat for your heating to come on only when you need it.
  • Don't heat the rooms you’re not in. Individual radiator thermostats mean you can adjust the temperature in each room accordingly.
  • Keep doors between adjoining rooms shut. This way, you stop the heat from escaping.
  • Run your heating for slightly less every day. Even using a little less energy each day adds up over time.
  • Bleed your radiators. This removes any trapped air that stops them from working as efficiently as they could.
  • Check your boiler's output. Most people aren’t aware that you can adjust the temperature on your boiler as well as your thermostat. Combi boilers' factory setting tends to be 80 degrees but you can actually set it to 65 degrees for maximum efficiency. It'll heat the water to a slightly lower temperature but save you money.
  • Block out unwanted gaps. Draught-proofing is a usually cheap and easy way to keep the heat in.
  • Keep the heat in. Simply closing your blinds or curtains in the evening can also stop the heat loss. Just be sure your curtains don't cover the radiators.
  • Insulation is another fantastic way to keep the warmth in.
Energy Useful Tips
Energy Useful Tips

Are you looking to replace or
service your boiler?

Did you know that you can save up to £580* a year on your gas bills by replacing an old G-rated boiler with a new energy efficient A-rated boiler (that's the equivalent saving of travelling 715.5 miles in your car!)

The technology used in new boilers today is far more efficient and a boiler replacement could save you significantly with costs. To get the most efficiency out of your boiler an annual service will check it's running at it’s best and keep it in top condition to last you for longer.

*Estimated figures correct as of April 2022. Source:

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