One of the keys to saving anything, whether it is money or energy, is efficiency. There’s no point in earning thousands on investments if you’re also losing thousands in the form of debts. Paying off debts is the first step to earning money, and saving heat energy is the best way to reduce your annual power bills and stay eco-friendly.
TURN OFF APPLIANCES
Turning off your appliances to save money on your energy bills seems like a no brainer. Of course that’s what you do but do you really. You might think you’ve turned off an appliance but the reality is the device is still drawing current on standby.
Appliances left on standby in this way can cost you a significant amount on the end of your annual energy bills. If you aren’t using your kettle, your television, or your laptop; unplug the device and turn the switch off at the mains.
INSTALL A THERMOSTAT
A thermostat is a device that’s used to monitor the temperature of a room and maintain a comfortable level of heat according to its settings. Installing a thermostat is one of the best ways to save money on your power bills.
You can buy thermostats online and have them installed by a local electrician, they will also show you how to set it to a desired level. Modern thermostats use smart technology to monitor the environmental conditions and provide useful analytical information.
BUY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES
It’s not always easy to know how efficient your appliances are. If they are older, however, they might cause some wastage in your home economy. Still, that’s no reason to swap them all out for more efficient units – that could be more costly than it’s worth.
Instead, wait until you need to replace a home appliance and shop around for the most energy efficient model on the market. These days, appliances come with energy star ratings, so you can easily see the features on the model and buy one that suits your needs.
INSTALL A NEW BOILER
Some people have a boiler at the core of their central heating system, others use a furnace. Either way the age and condition of these units can have a significant impact on how much you pay on your annual energy costs. Check the condition of your unit and consider upgrading it.
Unlike large appliances in the kitchen, upgrading your boiler is a good way to secure excellent energy efficiency in your home. Try to buy one with a SMC check valve to prevent any backlog losses. You will be surprised by how much you can save with the latest boiler and furnace units.
INSTALL DOUBLE GLAZING
Most of the heat energy lost in the home escapes through the glass in your windows. Glass is very poor at trapping heat, but it’s necessary in a home if you want some natural light. The solution is to double or triple the glass which traps the heat more effectively.
Double or triple glazing might seem like an expensive upfront cost, but the money you save each quarter on your energy bills should more than compensate for it. To support the double glazing also hang heavy curtains to trap the heat you generate.