How to save money and stay warm this winter
Households across the UK will turn their heating on for the first time this autumn as the weather begins to turn colder.
According to latest figures, the pandemic is set to add more than £100 to gas and electricity bills this winter, as half a million households carry out their shifts from home.
Energy Helpline, which carried out the research, found the average household energy bill could climb by £107 for those working from home five days a week.
How can your household make use of energy saving measures and government funding, to ensure you stay warm this winter?
An insulated home will reduce heat loss and save money on your energy bills whilst keeping your home warmer. Ensure your loft insulation is at 250mm and your cavity walls have been insulated. Loft insulation and cavity wall insulation can save around £300 per year on your energy bills. And funding is available for eligible households.
Set your thermostat
The most effective way to control your heating is to use a room thermostat that is set between 18 and 21°C. However, there is no specific temperature at which you should be turning on your heating, as it will depend on how well insulated your home is, and what your ideal temperature is.
Households also stand to save hundreds by switching to a more competitive deal – you can do this up to 90 days before your tariff ends. Sites like Uswitch help you compare energy tariffs and estimate that on average households can save £210 by shopping around.
Upgrade your boiler
Over half of the money an average UK household spends on fuel bills goes to provide heating and hot water, so an energy efficient home heating system can make all the difference to your out-goings. Better still, if someone in your household receives benefits and your boiler is old and inefficient, you could get a new energy efficient boiler through government funding or subsidy.
Get in touch with our team today. We can advise you on any funding you may be eligible for, assist your application and book a free no obligation home survey with one of our qualified surveyors. Stay warm this winter, save money on your energy bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.
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