Greener Energy Group’s Top 5 Energy-Saving Tips
Do you want to save energy and money but do not know where to start? Whether it is changing daily habits, or making more significant changes to your home, there are numerous ways you can cut your energy bills and do your bit for the environment!
We want to help you save money on your bills at the same time as reducing your carbon footprint. To help you out we have gathered our top 5 tips on how to do this.
1. Check your Energy Supplier
Energy prices are constantly changing, and your supplier could be regularly increasing their prices, without you even realising! We have found that some of our customers have been over-paying for their electricity by an average of £430 per year. By doing a quick energy tariff comparison you could find a cheaper supplier and save hundreds of pounds on your electricity bills. You would happily drive an extra mile to get a better fuel price to fill up your car, so why wouldn’t you spend 5 minutes of your time to check your home energy tariff?
2. Don’t Leave Appliances on Standby
It is reported that 9-16% of average household consumption is used to power appliances left on standby. This is usually TV’s, gaming consoles, sky boxes, microwaves etc. When left on standby, these appliances will continue to drain energy and can increase annual electrical bills by up to £86. This is such an easy change to make to your daily habits that will pay off in the long run.
3. Control your Heating
It is reported that around 50% of the annual energy costs in a household are spent on heating the home and providing hot water. There are small changes you can make to your heating system that will result in not only savings, but positive impacts on our environment. Just adding thermostatic valves to your radiators and room thermostat’s you can save up to £75 a year. If you already have thermostats, just turning the stat down 1 degree could save a significant amount of energy and up to an extra £60 a year on fuel bills.
4. Replace your Boiler
If you have an old boiler of 10 years +, you could save up to 50% on your heating bills by switching to a renewable heating source such as an Air Source Heat Pump. The energy efficiency of these systems can be up to 400% more effective than traditional heating systems, and as well as reducing your heating costs, you will feel the benefit of a cosy home programmed to heat wherever you need it, whenever you need it. You can also qualify for a government incentive of up to £13,900!
5. Take Advantage of Solar Energy
There is a reason why solar panels are so popular, as they are one of the best and easiest form of renewable energy on the market, allowing savings on energy up to 70%. Installing solar panels to your property allows you to utilize the suns power to generate free electricity and as a result avoid the increasing energy grid prices and make financial returns. Solar technology is one of the fastest evolving forms of renewable energy, and new battery advances allow you to further increase the effectiveness of solar systems by storing energy for use when the sun goes down.
The simple tips may seem insignificant to some, but if everyone in a household can implement these small daily changes you could really see a difference in your energy bills. If you are looking to make greater change and are considering replacing an old boiler or investing in renewables, click here to learn more about the products that would be best suited to your home.