Energy efficiency in the home saves money. Follow these 7 steps to not only reduce your energy bills but to also be kinder to the environment.
At Pro Heating we offer our customers the best value for money on our services. That includes sharing our secret energy saving tips that will keep your household financially in balance.
- Install a programmable thermostat
We do love a gadget. And a gadget that makes back its cost is even better. Programmable thermostats are a good way of managing your energy use. We rarely need the heating on 24/7, so setting a timer to fire up the central heating when you wake up and get home is the most efficient way to make the most of your heating. Some thermostats are capable of learning your schedule and adapting your programming accordingly. The Nest, for example, automatically adjusts the temperature of your house if it detects that you have left. It can even turn off your hot water when you’re on holiday!
- Get some good double glazed windows
Double glazed, triple glazed, whatever it takes to keep the heat in and the cold out. Energy efficiency in the home is reliant on insulation. Windows and lofts should be your first priority.
- Energy-Saving Lightbulbs
Do exactly what it says on the “tin”. Replacing your lightbulbs with low energy light bulbs will pay for itself year upon year.
- Address your hot water usage
Does your hot water need to be so hot? Try reducing the temperature.
- Ensure your appliances have EU energy efficiency labels
EU labels use a traffic light system to highlight how efficient a particular appliance is. Using A++ rated appliances will reduce energy bills and raise overall energy efficiency in the home.
- Have a professional check your boiler and flush your central heating system
Read our checklist to make sure your boiler is functioning properly. A healthy boiler works efficiently and saves you money on your bills, but also on boiler repairs.
- Switch off your appliances when not in use Rather than leaving them on standby. Investing in intelligent energy-saving plugs and switches can save you time and money in the long run.
If you would like one of our engineers to assess whether your boiler is right for your property and functioning properly, give us a call.