For many people, fuel bills will be even higher this winter because of the added energy consumption caused by having to work from home.
Very recently, ahead of Big Energy Saving Week (starts 18th Jan), a warning has been given out by experts who say that the average energy bill could rise by £171 in 2021.
If an increase to this extent would be too much for you to afford, use these steps to keep your energy costs down and affordable:
Switch to a new energy supplier
Are you sure that you’re on the best energy tariff? You can find out in seconds by visiting a comparison site and putting in your current energy usage.
Don’t be put off by the idea of switching energy suppliers. You’re not going to be cut off, and the switching process will be handled by your new supplier quickly and efficiently.
If you’ve never switched before, there’s a potential annual saving of £300. If you have switched before, you could still make a decent annual saving by switching again.
Replace your old boiler
Not only do old boilers tend to break down at inopportune times, but they also provide a very low standard of thermal efficiency compared to the modern boilers sold nowadays.
We would be fibbing if we said buying a new boiler is cheap, but it’ll be worth the money because the long-term savings you make will be very significant.
This has been confirmed by the Energy Saving Trust who state on their website that an A-rated boiler, lasting 15+ years, will save you £340 annually.
Have energy efficient windows and doors fitted
Heat loss is one of the biggest causes of high energy bills, and it’s through poorly insulating windows and doors that heat leaks out and escapes.
When correctly specified, the installation of new energy efficient windows and doors could minimise future heat loss by as much as 75%.
With virtually no heat loss, it puts a lot less pressure on your heating system to heat your living space, leading to an eventual saving of literally thousands of pounds.
Please don’t hesitate to order new windows and doors from Balhousie as we remain open for business. Get a great deal on them in our Winter Sale.
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