Energy-saving tips for your whole house this spring

Heating and electricity bills aren’t something we normally think about during the warmer months as we use less of these utilities at this time of year, but that’s not to say there aren’t still savings to be made if you’re ready to make a few simple changes around your home. Here are some simple energy saving tips for your whole house this spring, to help you make the most of the season, and save some money in the process.

Ordering great value home heating oil

Just because the warmer months are on the way doesn’t mean you can completely rely on the weather to keep you warm! Unfortunately in Ireland, the unpredictable weather means that it’s always a good idea to have a reserve of home heating oil in your tank to call upon, so make sure you get a great price for it by using our easy online form to get a super quick quote in seconds.

Let in the light

Make use of the natural sunlight in your home during the day by opening the curtains and blinds fully to let in as much sunlight as possible. This helps to heat your room naturally without the need for home heating oil. Make the most of this trick by ensuring your windows are gleaming inside and out, and also make sure that you have found and fixed any draughts around the window sills.

Programmable thermostats

Your heating doesn’t need to be on for the same amount of time, or even at as high a temperature as the settings you’ve had it on since the winter, so use your thermostat to adjust the timings and reduce the temperature. Turning your heating down by just a few degrees will help you to save money, energy and home heating oil in the process, making your home much more efficient to run during the spring.

Turn down the hot water temperature

Hot water for showers and baths is pretty important, even in the spring but the temperature probably doesn’t need to be as high as it is set during the colder winter months. If you can reduce the temperature of your water by a few degrees, you’ll soon start to see savings on your energy bills.

Use your garden to its fullest

During the summer, make the most of your outdoor space by using it to dry clothes, instead of using your tumble-dryer or turning the heating on to dry clothes over radiators. Any opportunity to get the BBQ going is a winner in our books, so use your grill to cook outside as often as the weather allows!

Saving money on bills

You’ll use less electricity and home heating oil during the spring and summer, but you can also use the opportunity to budget for future bills. If you can set aside this extra money and save the difference, your energy bills in the coming months will be much more affordable over the winter as you have already started to budget for them.

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