3 ways to keep energy costs down
As bills seem to be rising higher and higher, it’s important to know exactly what you can do to reduce your monthly bills and keep them down over a long period of time…
Here's what we have to say about cost saving as heating experts based in Pulborough
Why are your bills going up?
There are many things that you can do to keep your bills down but it’s always worth asking yourself why they seem to be higher than you would like in the first place. Insulation is a great example of this. You could have the most advanced heating system in the world, but if your home is leaking all of the heat that is being produced then you won’t ever really feel the benefit. Homeowners are usually surprised to hear that over a quarter of all heat that their homes produce is lost through the roof.
This means that if your insulation is poor, then you are more likely to feel like you have to have your heating on for longer leading to bigger bills in the long run.
What you can do?
The first thing and easiest thing that you and your family can do is wear extra layers of clothing.
This is a basic tip but the reason that it is so important is that when get warmer quickly is your main objective, simply turning up the heat on your boiler isn’t going to help.
You have to remember that it takes time for a boiler to adjust to the setting increase and due to other factors, such as poor insulation, you may find that there are dead spots in your home and so might not feel the benefit quickly. That’s why putting on an extra pair of socks and a jumper will keep you warm and get you warmer more often than simply turning up the heat.
Timing is everything
One of the best tips we can give you is make good use of your boiler’s timer settings. When it really comes down to it, we all want our home to be warm when it really matters. The big problem that most people face is that they aren’t always at home to feel the benefit of keeping their heating on throughout the day, which increases your bill costs in a big way.
A much smarter way to heat your home is to work out the hours that you and your family are mostly all together at home. This way you can figure out when you need to heat your home the most. It could be for when the kids get back from school or it could be when you get back from work, but in our experience it’s always a good idea to set your boiler to start working around 30 mins before you wake up and 30 mins before you go to bed in those cold winter months.
Live in the Storrington area and need a plumber?
As experienced plumbers, we’ve seen just about everything that can happen when it comes to plumbing, we are always happy to give help and advice to people who need help with their home. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!