Six simple home energy saving tips

Six simple home energy saving tips

Your boiler is one of the hardest working appliances in your home, producing heat and hot water around the clock to ensure that your house is a comfortable, functional and a pleasant place to be. It is also one of your home’s largest energy consumers, so here are six easy energy saving tips that will help you to save money and do your bit to protect the planet

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Give your radiators space

Obstructions, including furniture and curtains can prevent the efficient circulation of warm air around a room. This means that radiators will need to work harder to maintain the temperature of your home and will consume more energy in the process.

Turn down the temperature

Lowering your thermostat by one degree could reduce your energy consumption by as much as 6%. As this article explains, both health and energy experts agree that the optimum temperature for the home is between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius.

If your boiler is struggling to maintain a consistent temperature, it is important to contact a professional as soon as possible. Many teams, including a Gloucester boiler repair company, whose services can be seen here, offer same-day appointments to get your heating and hot water system running smoothly.

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Ensure pipes and taps are well maintained

As leakages will negatively impact the efficiency of your home’s hot water system, addressing any dripping taps and pipes as soon as possible is important.

Practice effective heat loss prevention

Heat loss can have a significant impact on the efficiency of even the newest and most high-specification boiler systems. Windows are the most common source of heat loss and ensuring that there are no draughts or gaps in the sealant can make a significant difference.

Insulate your pipes

Did you know that insulating your heating pipes can help you to raise the water temperatures of your home by as much as four degrees? This could allow you to reduce your boiler’s temperature settings, saving energy and money on your bill in the process.

Save water

Baths use up to three times as much water and energy as the average shower. Small changes including switching from baths to showers, installing water saving taps and shower heads, and turning off the tap when brushing your teeth or washing up can all make a huge difference to your home’s energy consumption.

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