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Our 5 Biggest Energy Saving Tips For Big Energy Saving Week


It’s a costly business being a homeowner. There are so many things that you must pay for – mortgage, council tax, TV licence, water bills…

So, the last thing you need in addition to that is to be paying a huge amount of money on your energy bills.

But people unfortunately are, often unnecessarily, and you might be one of them.

This will be pointed out to homeowners during Big Energy Saving Week, which starts next Monday (20th January).

Organised by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, it serves to provide Britons with energy-saving advice and support.

It’s got us thinking about some of the best energy-saving tips we can offer to customers. Five of them immediately spring to mind:

  1. Switch your energy supplier

How long have you been with your current energy supplier? If we’re talking years, you will almost certainly be missing out on huge savings. You must get on a comparison site to uncover cheaper tariffs on the market.

The information on your most recent gas and electricity bill is all that you need to find a better package, and it will take a matter of minutes to do.

Once you commit to a new supplier, they will take care of the switchover process, leaving you to look forward to more manageable energy costs.

  1. Buy energy efficient appliances

We’re heavily reliant on the many appliances we use at home and they are reliant on energy to run.

Here’s a breakdown of how much certain domestic appliances roughly account for overall energy usage:

  • Washer and dryer: 13% of energy use
  • Refrigerator: 4% of energy use
  • Electric oven: 3-4% of energy use
  • Dishwasher: 2% of energy use

To bring those percentages down, replace your old appliances for energy efficient models. The labelling on new appliances will tell you how energy efficient they are, with A+++ being the most efficient you can get.

  1. Request a smart meter

For most people, it isn’t until they receive their energy bill each month or quarter that they get to see how much energy they’ve consumed.

You can keep a constant eye on your energy use by asking your energy supplier to install a smart meter in your home – it won’t cost you anything.

It has an LED display which will show you how much you’re paying in pounds and pence for your energy, and it might just make you a bit more energy conscious.

  1. Be smart with your heating and lighting too

Having a smart meter is just one step towards creating a smart home.

Accomplish a complete smart home by getting a smart thermostat and the technology you need to be able to control your lighting and plugs via your smartphone.

It’s a useful thing to have if you’re ever away from your house and you have forgotten to turn off your heating, lighting or even your hair straighteners on.

  1. Fit energy efficient windows and doors

It’s estimated that poorly insulated windows and doors are responsible for anywhere between 25-40% of heat loss from the home. Solve that issue by commissioning a full window and door upgrade.

Balhousie has a huge suite of replacement double and triple glazed energy efficient windows. Our EXTREME UPVC windows are A+ energy rated as standard, which exceeds the expected standard.

Find out more in our Windows & Doors brochure.

 


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