Where are the biggest energy drains in your home?

If saving energy is a priority for you at home then you need to read this blog post to find out where the biggest energy drains are in your home, and more importantly how to take corrective action so you’re not wasting money on them. The results may surprise you, but the sooner you identify the sources, the sooner you can start saving energy and money.

Old boiler

If your boiler is more than 15 years old, there’s a very good chance that it won’t be an energy efficient model. This means that every time you turn your heating on or run your hot water tap, you are using your home heating oil, that could be wasted if your boiler doesn’t convert it efficiently. Investing in a new energy efficient boiler or upgrading your home heating system will allow you to see a big difference in your energy bills and start saving.

Leaving lights on

Unless you have changed all your light bulbs for energy efficient ones, you won’t want to leave your lights on all day. There are some cases where it’s just not practical to have energy efficient light bulbs as they take a while to fully illuminate, but wherever you can afford to, you should make the change as they can save you up to £100 over their lifetime. What could you spend that on?

Standby mode

Those little red blinking lights might be slightly convenient for when you want to turn on the TV from the sofa, or start playing your game from where you last saved it but leaving your electronics on standby is doing nothing but waste money and increase your carbon emissions from electricity usage. This is one of the biggest energy drains in your home, and gets bigger based on how many devices you leave turned on all the time. Take it one room at a time and identify all the electrical devices you have switched on but aren’t using – you’ll soon realise just how much money you could be wasting.

Electrical appliances

There are some appliances that you just can’t switch on and off as you use them, like your fridge and freezer which need to be left running all the time. Therefore, if your major appliances are over 10 years old, you should think about upgrading them to newer more energy efficient models if you are serious about reducing your energy wastage at home.

Broken thermostat

Old thermostats normally come as a clock-face style with pins in position for when you want the heat to come on and off. Over time, these pins can get broken or stuck, meaning you have much less control over when your heating is on. Upgrading to a programmable thermostat will allow you to manage and monitor your heating much more efficiently, so you don’t waste any more home heating oil heating your house unnecessarily.

For saving money when it comes to energy bills, you need a reliable home heating oil company offering great prices and service – and that’s just what we’re experts at. Contact us today for a cheap home heating oil quote and take the first easy step to saving energy.

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