A major concern for every homeowner is the amount of money they spend on their power bills in a month. As Summer approaches your energy bills should be getting lower. When the weather starts to get warmer, it’s the best time to start thinking about your energy bills & relieve the pressure when winter comes back round again. Here are a few easy ways you can start saving money on your energy bills this summer:
Having a programmable Thermostat could save you, as a homeowner, up to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bills. Learning how to program your thermostat can vastly lower your monthly energy bills.
Boiler health is a very important element in saving money when it comes down to your home expenses. A key part of boiler maintenance is having your boiler regularly serviced, this will not only help with energy saving bills but will also help in the long run. A Gas Safe registered engineer will be able to detect any problem your boiler may have before it becomes a larger problem and you would have to pay a larger amount of money in order to fix it. Regular servicing of your boiler can help to improve efficiency, reliability and reduce heating bills. You’ll be able to fix any issues right away and your boiler will be less likely to break down later. A healthy and well-maintained boiler will most likely last longer than a boiler that hasn’t been serviced, therefore saving you money on needing to buy a new boiler. For more information on boiler repairs be sure to check out our article on the importance of boiler maintenance.
The summer should be a time to give the tumble dryer a well-deserved break. With the warm weather you’re able to use a more natural clothes dryer, better known as the sun. This could help you save on electricity bills while reducing your carbon footprint.
Heating up your home may sound like a strange idea now, thinking about the summer, however a lot of homeowners fail to consider the cold British nights that also come with that time of the year. Always be sure to prepare yourself for the inevitable cold days or nights in terms of your budget so you don’t get any nasty surprises with your energy bills. A precaution many may take is to minimise their heating to only the most frequently used rooms in a household (E.g. Living room and bedrooms at night). A smart thermostat can monitor the temperature in different rooms of your home. At any time of the year it is important to adapt to changing circumstances with no weather constantly changing. By turning your thermostat down by 1C you can reduce your heating bills by up to 10% on average.
Spending a little to save a lot is a good investment – especially if you don’t have to spend your own money. There are lots of grants available to help with things like:
- improving your insulation
- upgrading your boiler and appliances
- installing solar panels or other renewable technologies.
Even without a grant, some of these investments will pay back what you’ve spent quite quickly and then start saving you money.
As summer is arguably the least expensive month in terms of energy expenses, it only makes sense to even further reduce your expenses to help save money for when you need to use more energy during the winter months. Here at Home Response 360 we offer boiler health checks along with Gas safety checks. Although summer is just around the corner, wouldn’t it be better to know that your wallet is safe from now only the summer but also the winter months. Getting a service and a CP12 will help you identify any problems with your boiler or gas appliance before you need them the most. For more information on CP12s and Boiler services make sure to visit our FAQ page.