First Point of Action
Before we get into this, we wanted to list the more penny friendly upgrades you can carry out on your home to help keep the cost of your energy bills down.
Upgrade your boiler – Focus on the efficiency rating, G being the worst and A being the best. Most modern condensing boilers are graded with an A energy rating and could save you in excess of £340 per year on gas bills when compared to an older boiler with a G energy rating.
Insulation – Insulating your home can be one of the most efficient ways to retain heat and can also reduce the potential for damp in the future. There are many types of insulation available to suit the type of property from loft insulation to cavity wall insulation or solid wall insulation. Always check when purchasing a home to see what insulation, if any, has already been applied.
Smart Meters – Most energy companies now offer a free upgrade to smart meters and if you haven’t taken this step already it is certainly worth doing to help you better manage your energy usage. There are also many options for further upgrades to systems that allow you to control ‘zones’ within your property from an app. This helps you take control of your heating, personalising specific rooms with different timings and levels and also to be able to control the heating when away from the property.