Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient
Replace Your Windows
If you have older, single-glazing windows installed in your home, if possible, replace them with double or triple glazing windows. This adds extra insulation which can cut costs on your energy/heating/gas bills. These windows will keep your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Change Your Lighting
You can swap out your old lightbulbs for energy saving LED lightbulbs. These often increase in price compared to normal lights; however, they can save your home’s energy use from up to 90%. They are also more durable, meaning you will not have to replace them as often.
Switch Off Unused Appliances
Keeping unused household appliances switched on, is an easy habit to form. However, this wastes an incredible amount of electricity. Try and switch off and unplug anything in your home that is not being used at the time.
Save money on your gas bills by installing a smart thermostat. The purpose of these, is to tell you how much gas you are using and allows you to control and decrease your usage. Over time this will decrease your gas bills.
If possible, upgrade your boiler to a newer model that allows you to control your usage and includes a programmer. By upgrading your boiler, you could save over £250 per year.