Top Tips For Energy Saving And Reducing Running Costs
30% of heat loss at home is through the roof. Reduce this considerably by insulating your roof space.You may be able to get a grant towards this
Single glazed windows, particularly those with steel frames,can lose a great deal of heat so you could consider replacing them with PVCu, wooden framed double glazed units, or more affordable secondary glazing solutions.
Lined or heavier fabric full-length curtains can provide excellent insulation. However always ensure that they don’t cover your radiators.
Use a suitable draught excluder to cut out heat loss from areas such as doors, windows, letterboxes and keyholes.
Thermostatic taps and showers
It’s advisable to have thermostatic taps and showers,particularly if you have young children, as water straight from a tap can be very hot
Your bath will fill quicker if you run hot water only into the bath then add cold water after. But always take care around small children.
Keeping a bath warm
If your bath is made of cast iron or pressed steel, the water is likely to cool quicker. Putting insulation underneath and around the bath will keep the water warmer and save energy
Lowering the setting of your room thermostat by 1°C can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%.
If radiators are fitted to an outside wall, fix reflective foil on the wall behind them to reduce heat loss through the wall.