Making changes to your household and central heating system can make it more energy efficient. Improving the energy efficiency of your home not only lowers your carbon footprint, but is an effective way to save money on your energy bills. If you want to make your home more eco-friendly, and want to save money, then try the following cost-effective measures.
If you’ve already got a thermostat installed, then this can be a free way to make your home more energy efficient and save money. Turning the thermostat down by one or two degrees can save you around 10% on your energy bills and is such a small change in temperature, that it will likely go unnoticed by your household.
Reduce your hot water use
Making changes to the way you use hot water in your home can be a great way to become more energy efficient. Simple changes, such as limiting the length of your daily showers, using a washing up bowl to clean dishes, and being cautious about the length of time you leave your hot tap running for when washing hands and doing dishes, will all help reduce
your energy bills.
Installing a new boiler
Though it may seem like a huge upfront cost, installing a new boiler can actually save you lots of money in the long run. From 2005, all new gas boilers installed have had to be condensing boilers, which are more energy efficient than older models. If your boiler is 10 years old or older and not a condensing boiler, then replacing it could make your central heating up to 30% more efficient and save you money on your annual energy bills.
Annual maintenance is another way to ensure that your central heating system is reaching is full potential. Regular checks, carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer, will mean that potential or existing faults are detected and can be fixed before causing bigger problems.
DHS is a Bristol boiler company that specialises in boiler maintenance and installation. If you would like to book your annual boiler maintenance or enquire about boiler installation, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.