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How To Save Energy At Home

Posted by Daniel Davie on 11 April 2022

How To Save Energy at Home

With the recent rise in cost of energy bills, learning how to save energy at home has never been more important. Small every day actions such as leaving your TV on standby, or overfilling the kettle, could be costing you tens if not hundreds of pounds a year.

Read on to discover the simple ways you could save money on your energy bills by reducing your energy usage at home.

1. Maintain Your Boiler

Heating accounts for almost 50% of electricity bills in most households, so a poorly maintained boiler may consume a lot more energy to heat the water. Installing new boilers or maintaining older ones is a much more efficient way to save energy as they will reduce the amount of fuel that they use.

2. Turn your thermostat down

Turning the thermostat down on your boiler by just 1 degree could save you hundreds of pounds on your heating bills, and it’s unlikely that you will feel the difference.

3. Install a smart meter

Being able to monitor your daily usage of energy can help you to reduce how much energy you’re using as you’ll be able to see how much it costs to leave lights on when you’re not even in the room!

4. Switch to LED Light Bulbs

If you haven’t switched to the light-emitting diodes (LEDs) light bulbs, then it’s time for a change. These bulbs are much more efficient and last much longer than standard light bulbs.

Plus, most LED bulbs use at least 75% less energy than standard bulbs, so you’ll be saving on your energy bills in the long run.

5. Add Insulation

Adding Insulation is one of the most profitable ways of saving energy as it reduces heat loss in your home, therefore reducing the cost of heating the house.

6. Turn tech off

Most households consume so much energy simply by leaving tech on standby. Think TVs, smart speakers, phone chargers. Turn these off when not in use.

7. Consider downsizing

This may seem a drastic step, but if you are living in a very large home that costs a lot to heat, then it may be time to consider downsizing to smaller home in order to reduce your energy consumption and your bills.

With over thirty years’ experience of successfully selling property in Sandy, Potton, Biggleswade, and surrounding villages, we at Inskip & Davie have the knowledge and expertise to sell your home at the best possible price. Contact us today!

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