An energy efficient home
saves you money

Save on your home heating…

  • • Turn your heating down – reduce it to a comfortable 20 degrees. Lowering your thermostat by just 1 degree can knock 10% off your home heating bill.
  • • Programme your heating – get a programmable thermostat or programmable radiator control so that you can vary the temperature throughout the day, keeping the heat off or minimised when it is not needed. This will save you on your energy costs.
  • • Follow the 30 minute rule – set the heating to switch off 30 minutes before bedtime and set it to turn on 30 minutes before you get up in the morning.
  • • Keep radiators and heaters free from obstructions. This will allow the heat to circulate better thro
  • • Draught proof your windows to prevent heat from escaping.
  • • Only heat the rooms you are using – turn off the heating when you’re not there or if you’re going away for a few days.

Energy saving tips for Gas & Oil burners

  • • Have a shower – consider a shower instead of a bath – a shower usually uses about 1/5 of the energy of a full bath. You might also consider installing a low flow shower head to reduce the amount of hot water being used.
  • • Check your oil tank, pipe work, valves, flanges and boiler regularly to make sure there are no leaks.
  • • Service your oil boiler each year and improve your overall energy efficiency by 10%. The benefits of an annual service include a longer life and reduced likelihood of breakdown added safety & maximum efficiency. An efficient boiler creates more energy for less reducing your energy costs. 
  • • If you are replacing your boiler, consider investing in a condenser boiler, they are significantly more energy efficient. 

General energy saving tips

  • • Shut doors and windows – keep external doors and windows closed to keep the heat in and the cold out.
  • • Save hot water – wash your clothes at 30 degrees Celsius rather than 60 degrees Celsius. This will cut reduce your electricity usage and water heating bills and reduce your carbon footprint in the process.
  • • Go unplugged – leaving some appliances plugged in increases energy consumption. And 8% of electricity consumed by appliances is used when they are left on standby, resulting in an extra one million tonnes of CO2 being released into the atmosphere each year. Turn off your phone charger, stereo, DVD and TV 
  • • Install energy saving light bulbs.