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According to the Energy Saving Trust, every household in the UK could be saving up to £325 per year on bills by following a few simple steps! Think about what you could spend that amount of money on. A few new outfits, a little weekend break or even a budget holiday abroad? So lets look at the ways in which you can make this happen, firstly:-
- If your boiler is older than 6 years, it could probably do with being replaced. A modern condensing boiler can save up to £200 annually, as they are legally required to be at least 88% efficient. If you use home heating oil, it will go further with a high functioning boiler.
- Your thermostat could be too high, and by turning it down just 1°C will save you up to 10% off your yearly fuel bill. Also check your thermostat is functioning properly and giving accurate readings.
- Insulating your hot water tank may keep an extra £40 in your pocket a year, as opposed to it going on bills.
- Draftproofing of windows and doors could save around £30 per year.
- Moving sofas and other furniture away from radiators gives better heat circulation.
- Many people leave appliances like computers and TV’s on standby 24/7, but did you know you could save up to £35 per year by turning them off when not in use?
- Replacing existing light bulbs with LED equivalents is a good idea, they are extremely energy efficient and can last up to 50 years, so are worth the higher price!
- Using only as much water as needed each time in your kettle can knock £7 per year off bills.
- Lessen bills by £10 a year just by showering for a minute less each time.