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Our top tips on how to save energy

You can keep your energy bills under more control – and lower your home’s carbon emissions – while making it more comfortable and a better place to live.

How to Save Energy In Your Home

There are some great tips for making your home warmer and more energy efficient. You will not only save energy, you’ll also save money and help the environment to.

Keep The Heat In

A quarter of your home’s heat is lost through the roof if you don’t have any insulation there – and a further third through un-insulated cavity walls. So insulating and draught proofing your home makes good sense. It’ll help make it more comfortable, and cut your heating bills at the same time.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

You could save around £60 a year on your heating bills a year if you turn down your thermostat when it’s set too high. Need your Central heating calculated? Look no further, Contact us today!

Fit Double Glazing

If you install double-glazed windows, you can save up to £165 on your heating bills compared with single glazing.

Change Your Light Bulbs

Save around £55 a year from your energy bills and 190kg of carbon dioxide by replacing all the remaining standard bulbs and halogen spots in your home with energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs and LEDs). New LED light bulbs reach their full brightness instantly and use even less electricity than older (CFL) energy-saving bulbs.

Replace Your Old Boiler

Boilers account for around 55% of your yearly energy spend. So replacing your old gas boiler with an A-rated high efficiency condensing boiler could save you as much as £310 a year.

Wrap Up Your Hot Water

Heating water for use in taps, baths and showers makes up around 23% of an average heating bill – that’s around £160 a year. To reduce this amount as much as you can, fit a tank jacket to your hot water cylinder, insulate your hot water pipes and check that your cylinder has a thermostat and is set on a timer.

Seal Out Draughts

Draught-proofing your windows and doors can save you around £30 a year and just by applying a flexible sealant to block the gaps around your floor and skirting boards.

Here at Thompson & Parkes we have all the solutions you need to help keep your house warm & save energy this December. Pop in to talk to us or call us on: 01562 745881

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