Help, I need to save money on my energy bill! Everybody is shouting this right now due to the economy and the rising cost of gas. There will be a lot of belt tightening over the next few months so, what are some fast, sure-fire ways to save some money this winter?
- Replace an old boiler
An old inefficient boiler could be costing you a lot more than it should. By replacing it with a newer and more efficient grade A boiler, you could save a couple of hundred on your energy bills every year. For installation and Cheltenham Boiler Repair, visit www.combi-man.com/
- Eliminate draughts
Feeling a chilly breeze inside your home? Make sure things like windows, doors and loft hatches are properly sealed by using draught-proof or foam strips. If you have a disused chimney and fireplace, consider capping it or using an inflatable pillow to block cold air coming down.
- Replace bulbs
People don’t realise how much energy is wasted through inefficient light bulbs. Replacing old lights with new LED bulbs can save over £100 over the course of a year. LED bulbs also last much longer than traditional ones and don’t heat up either.
If you don’t already have loft or cavity wall insulation, now is a good time to consider it. This could save between £100 and £200 per year on energy bills.
- Energy saving appliances
It’s not just the boiler to consider but replacing old appliances with new ones with a much better energy rating is another way to reduce those energy bills.