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How To Start Saving Energy Now Before Big Energy Saving Week


Looking to save money this year so that you can afford that family holiday or buy that new car you have had your eyes on?

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A few less takeaways and nights out will help, as will getting down the cost of your energy bills, which is dead easy to do.

You will discover that when Big Energy Saving Week commences next Monday (20th January).

Run by Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust, Big Energy Saving Week is designed to give householders ideas of how to save money on energy and offer financial support.

It has got us thinking about what great energy saving advice we could give to our customers.

We’ve come up with 5 top tips…

  1. Find a cheaper tariff with a different supplier

Is your household one of the 11 million overpaying for energy by as much as £300? It will be if you’re on a variable tariff by one of the so-called Big Six energy suppliers. You can fix that very quickly.

Dig out your most recent energy bill and put your current gas and electricity usage into a comparison site.

Within seconds, you will have a breakdown of the cheapest tariffs you can get. Switch to one of them and save yourself a fortune.

  1. Change to energy saving lightbulbs

According to the Department of Environment, £1 out of every £3 spent on lighting and heating our homes is wasted.

Put an end to your traditional bulbs costing you by swapping them all for energy saving lightbulbs.

You will save around £9 annually per bulb and they last for an average of 10 years, so considerable long-term savings are there to be made.

  1. Get rid of your old boiler

Do you own a boiler that’s at least 15 years old? If so, it’s time that you had it replaced.

A new boiler can cost anything between £500 to £2500, so it’s certainly not cheap, but a modern energy efficient boiler will save you way more than that over its lifespan.

Once installed, it needs to be serviced every year by a qualified engineer who will check for faults and ensure it is running as efficiently as it should.

  1. Pull the plug on your mobile devices

How would we cope without our mobile devices? Most of us have a tablet, laptop or smartphone, and they all need charging regularly.

When putting them on charge, keep an eye on them. As soon as the battery hits the 100% mark, pull out the plug or flick the off switch on the wall as they will continue to consume energy.

It will also stop a battery becoming drained and extend the lifetime of the device.

  1. Install energy efficient windows and doors

A massive £2bn is wasted annually in the UK due to poorly insulated windows and doors. Your windows and doors are probably contributing to that figure if they’re old and single glazed.

You can check if they are by getting close to them and seeing if you can feel even the faintest of draughts.

The installation of energy efficient windows and doors from Trent Valley Windows will cure the problem – our windows are A+ rated as standard.

More details about them is available in our Windows & Doors brochure.

 

 


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