1st Advanced energy saving advice

Our Top Ten energy saving tips

  • High efficiency boilers
    Replacing a 10 year old boiler with an efficient new one could reduce your energy consumption by a third.
  • Turn your thermostat down.
    Independant thermostats are now required to control your central heating system. Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent and typically saves around £55 per year.
  • Heating Programmer
    If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time. Set your heating to turn off before you leave the house and go off 30 mins before you go to bed, saving £16.00 per year
  • Thermostatic radiator valves (TRV)
    You can reduce the energy your existing boiler consumes by up to 40 percent with an efficient thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves. This is a requirement on all new build installation.
  • Powerflushing
    It pays to have your heating system regularly flushed through. Over time, your heating system will naturally accrue sludge and limescale in the bottom of radiators, in pipes, and in your boiler, and they reduce the efficiency of your hot water system. You can usually restore your boiler's efficiency, and bring your heating system up to par by carrying out a chemical or power 'flush'.
  • Is your water too hot?
    Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C/140°F.
  • Switch of any unused lights
    saving £27.00 per year
  • Turn your TV and accessories off standby
    saving £39.00 per year
  • Boil the amount of water you need for one cup of tea, not the whole kettle, saving £25.00 per year
  • Draft proof your windows and doors, saving £20.00 per year
  • Put silver foil behind radiators to reflect heat back into your room, saving £13.00 per year
  • Make sure your dish washer is always full before turning on, saving £13.00 per year
  • Wash your laundry at 30 degree rather than 40, saving £10.00 per year
  • Unplug your phone charger when you are not using it, saving £4.00 per year.
Boiler Thermostat
Thermostatic radiator valves
High efficiency boilers
Turn your thermostat
Underfloor Heating