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Tips for lowering rising energy bills

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/

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  • 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.

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  • Insulation

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.

Joe Hammonds

Hi, I am Joe; I am an entrepreneur, father, mentor, and adventurer passionate about life.

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