If you’d like to reduce your general carbon footprint, there are loads of energy saving tricks you can implement at home to do your part for the environment. With some simple lifestyle changes around the house, you can increase your energy efficiency and may even save money in the long run!
- Use energy saving lightbulbs – Next time a lightbulb in your home runs out, replace it with an energy saving one. These can last up to 10 times longer than traditional light bulbs, meaning you save some money too. Always ensure you turn the lights off when you leave a room or leave the house as this is one of the biggest contributors to wasted energy.
- Restrict wasted water in the kitchen and bathroom– Try and keep showers to 10 minutes long as this is plenty of time to get clean. In the kitchen, make sure you only fill the kettle with the amount of water you actually need so you don’t end up boiling the same amount of water multiple times. Boiling water in the kettle is also good for cooking, instead of waiting for a pan of water to boil – it saves energy and time.
- Watch out for the radiators – Try to avoid putting large pieces of furniture in front of the radiators as it’s likely the furniture will absorb the heat. Give your radiators the best chance of heating your home efficiently by ensuring there aren’t any draughts, and your windows are double glazed. If you can, turn down the radiators by a few degrees.
- Get your boiler serviced – As your boiler provides both hot water and heating round the house, it’s important that it’s working efficiently. If your boiler is older than 15 years, it’s time to replace it with a new condensing boiler that’s much more energy efficient than older models.
If you’d like some more information about saving energy in your home or our boiler servicing in Bristol, get in touch with DHS. We’ve got years of experience installing, repairing and servicing boilers and central heating systems so you’re in capable hands.