Simple Energy Savings Tips

Installing an energy Monitor

By seeing how much energy you at using in “real time it is easier to reduce consumption

Turn Things Off

A recent study on household electricity usage suggested that we spend between £50 and £86 per year on standby appliances alone.

Low Energy Light Bulbs
Traditional incandescent light bulbs are being phased out in the UK. By changing the bulbs throughout your house or office you could have a significant impact on your energy consumption.You need to check that the LED works with your transformer, and that it works with any dimmers you have

Choose efficient appliances As an example an energy efficient fridge freeze could save up to £40 per year

Controls

Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) should be fitted to radiators to allow room by room control. Use the timer on your heating system so that you don’t keep the heating longer than necessary. Turn your thermostat down; a 1ºc reduction can result in a 10% saving on your bill over the year, typically this is in the region of £50!

Insulate
A well insulated house effectively traps in heat, reducing the demand on your heating system. There are currently a number of government grants available to help you install loft and cavity insulation.

Draught Proofing

Draught-proofing prevents cold air from entering your property and warm air from escaping. Check windows, around doors (including basement doors), cracks in floorboards, suspended floorboards and pipework leading outside. Chimneys that aren’t used should also be draught-proofed.