There are many ways to cut down on rising fuel costs in a domestic home. Switching lights off when they are not in use and fitting energy saving light bulbs. Switching the television off at the plug, instead of leaving it on standby can cut costs and is also a lot safer.
Save Money on a New Boiler
If you want to install a new boiler and the boiler is a High Energy Efficiency one ('A' rated), This will save you money as most of the heat genearated gets put back into the boiler.
The savings on your annual gas bill can be as much as £250
There are also grants avalible for loft instalation, cavity wall insulation and draught proofing.
Save Money on Heating Bills
Did you know that by turning down your room thermostat by one degree you could save up to 10% off your heating bill for the year. If you cut the time your heating comes on for by two hours a day, you could save around 60p a day, based on a three bedroom house. Over a year even though you will only use your heating for half the year, this can save you up to £110 on your annually bill.
Having an old boiler can cost you more on fuel bills as a boiler with a permanent pilot cost about £40 a year just to keep the pilot lit. Worn injectors and burner assembles can mean the boiler is burn inefficiently, costing you a lot more money to heat your home compared to a new boiler. This is why it is important to get your boiler serviced every year by a Gas Safe registered, Energy Efficiency certified gas engineer, who can give you advice on saving money.
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