Tips & Advice
Get your boiler serviced every year. Save’s you £’s in the long term.
Upgrade your heating and hot water system A new, high-efficiency boiler with heating controls could save you up to £200 a year. Heating controls including a programmer and thermostatic radiator valves will keep your home at a comfortable temperature, making it warm when you want it but switching off when you don’t.
Reduce your heating bills Turn your room heating thermostat down by 1°C and cut your heating bills by up to 10%; this simple measure could save you around £40 per year.
Other simple ways to cut your heating bills include closing your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows. And keep furniture away from radiators if possible – an upholstered sofa will block the heat, stopping it getting into the room.
Don’t crank up your domestic water to a scalding temperature – setting your cylinder thermostat to 60°C/140°F should be adequate.
Fix dripping taps and turn them off properly – a dripping hot water tap wastes energy and enough hot water in one week to fill half a bath.
Insulate Lag your pipes and water tank for optimum efficiency – fitting a British Standard jacket around your hot water cylinder will cut heat loss by over 75%. A new 80mm thick jacket costing around £12 will save you £20 a year on your fuel bill.