Gregor Heating offer up their top tips to help you save money on your household bills
As energy prices rise, we are all looking for ways to reduce our household bills. In fact, statistics from Co-operative Energy show that an average three-bedroom house with three–four occupants has an average annual energy bill of £1,066 alone.
At Gregor Heating, we specialise in installing energy saving devices, from smart heating controls to low-energy lighting. We are always on the lookout for ways to save you money, whilst opting for the most sustainable and eco-friendly solution.
Here are three things to consider in cutting down on your energy use.
Low energy lighting
The Energy Saving Trust reports that lighting accounts for a huge 18% of a typical household’s electricity bill, so low energy lighting is a great place to start.
Today’s LED lights have lifespans lasting decades, so upgrading is a great long-term investment. It is a common misconception that energy-saving lights are dimmer. We think you would be surprised at just how bright today’s state-of-the-art LED lighting is, whilst consuming much less electrical power. Here at Gregor Heating, we install all kinds of energy saving lighting, including replacing halogen spot lights with LED equivalents.
Home Energy Monitor
Home energy monitors are easy-to-use devices that will make you much more aware of how much you spend on utilities including electricity and gas.
At around £40 from many high-street shops, it is worth investing in a home energy monitor. You’ll be able to see your real-time electricity usage in units of energy, carbon emissions or cost. This way, you’ll be able to find out how different appliances affect your energy bills and therefore help cut your energy consumption.
A few easy tips to reducing home energy include only boiling the amount of water you need when using the kettle. Tumble dryers are real energy guzzlers, so drying your clothes on a washing line when you can, could save you up to £100 every year. Watch our video for more energy saving tips.
Smart Energy Thermostat
Use of a smart heating or smart energy thermostat means that you can use your smart phone to control the heating when you are away from your home.
Not only is this great at ensuring you always arrive back to a warm and cosy home, but if you ever leave your heating on by accident, you can use your smart phone to turn it off remotely. Most smart thermostats have the ability to track your phone’s global position. This feature allows the thermostat to automatically turn the heating off/on when you leave or return home.
Today’s smart thermostats have added features, such as learning how long your home takes to heat up, compensating for local weather conditions., as well as providing detailed reports on your heating usage. Using this information, the device will help you warm your home as efficiently as possible. At Gregor Heating, we install many smart thermostats including well known brands such as Honeywell Evohome, Netatmo thermostat and Nest Learning thermostat. Chat with the team to see which one is best for you.
If you are interested in installing energy saving devices to your home, get in touch with the team today on 0117 935 2400, visit our website www.gregorheating.co.uk/electrical or head over to our YouTube channel watch our video for more Energy Saving Tips.