The cost of heating always seems to be on the rise. The typical household in the UK and Ireland, spends hundreds each year on heating and energy bills. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to decrease the amount you spend each month? Well, now you can! Here are a few easy ways in which you can reduce your heating and energy costs and save money at the same time:
Invest in a Heating Cylinder
Heating cylinders from Copper Industries for example, are extremely cost efficient. They not only store heat but will also supply a continuous stream of hot water if and when needed in the home. Storing heat efficiently is extremely important, not only to reduce your heating finances but to reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.
Leaving appliances plugged in and switched on uses up more electricity than most people realise. Appliances on standby will only waste energy that could be going to better use. Make sure that you and your family unplug used appliances. When you leave your phone charger plugged in, despite the fact that it’s not technically “charging” anything, it will still continue to use electricity. Switch it off and unplug unused devices if you want to save money on your electric bills this month!
Heat rises, which means that over 25% of your home’s heat is lost through the ceilings! You can help reduce the amount of lost heat in your home by correctly insulating your attic or loft space. You can also improve your wall insulation to further decrease heat loss. This will not only reduce heat loss, but proper home insulation can save you a lot of money on your heating bills.
Don’t be afraid to branch out and do a little research online. Compare electricity and gas prices on comparison sites online to find better deals that work for you and your home. You may find that you have been on an expensive tariff all along and are ready for a change!
One of the most inexpensive ways to heat your home is by solar powered energy. Investing in a solar hot water cylinder will reward you with maximum payback. This works with the use of one or two coils which have been designed to transfer heat from the independent source and solar coil. Thanks to their large surface area, heat is transferred from the solar panels right into the solar powered cylinders. This ensures a consistent supply of hot water and heat is available in the home and is one of the most cost efficient options available.
Washing Up Savings
A washing machine is one of the most expensive appliances to run in the everyday household and up to 90% of its energy is spent on heating the water. According to recent studies, by lowering the temperature to around 30°C, you can save yourself heaps on your next energy bill. Who would have thought?