We have been very lucky with having a mild Autumn this year. Winter however, has now arrived and we wanted to share with you few of our top tips on how you can save on your energy costs. The tips can also help to improve your energy efficiency and cut your carbon footprint. And the good news is that you only need to make a number of small adjustments in your household to achieve this.
Adjust your thermostat
Could you live in a house that is only one degree colder? If you turn your thermostat down by only one degree you could save up to 10% on your energy bill. For a people who live in a semi-detached three-bedroom house this could mean a whopping saving of £85 per a year. Why not challenge you and your family to try this over the winter months this year and see if it makes any change to your bill.
Improve your insulation
Another energy saving tip is to have good good insulation. If you don’t have good insulation, it doesn’t matter how much you turn your thermostat up, the heat will disappear. Insulation will lock the heating in and help you feel warmer for longer. This allows you to reduce the time you need to have the heating on. Having top notch wall and loft insulation could save you up to 20% per a year. Make sure you check out if you are eligible for free insulation in your home through a Government scheme.
Get a magnet
Over time your radiators can become clogged up with black “sludge”. When the sludge builds up to sufficient level, it can set like concrete. This will obviously affect how effective your radiators are despite how hard your boiler is working. A Magnacleanse gadget, which essentially is a giant magnet, could help reduce the risk of the sludge.
Use energy saving lightbulbs
Did you know that energy saving lightbulbs can last up to ten times longer than regular bulbs? According to the Money Advice service, on average, you could save up to £55 over the lifetime of the bulb.
Take shorter showers
Small everyday changes can help you reduce your energy bill. On average a person has six showers per a week, spending around 9 minutes per shower. By reducing your time in the shower by only 2 minutes, it can help you save £8 per year on your energy bill and of course help reduce your water usage.
Why not trial few of the above tips yourself during this winter? If you are looking to improve on your energy efficiency and lower your carbon footprint even further, our range of energy efficient UPVC windows is proven to substantially reduce your heating bills compared to traditional windows.
For more information about our range of energy efficient windows, doors and conservatory roofs please contact Radley Windows on 01235 512233.