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tips & tricks


Heating & Insulation

Annual boiler servicing ensure its safe and efficient operation

A thermostat will enable you to regulate the temperature

A smart thermostat enables you to control your heating from your phone

Time your thermostat – use heating when you need it, not continuously

Don't have your system turned up unnecessarily high

If your boiler is 10-15 years old consider investing in a new, efficient model

Thermostatic radiator valves let you control the temperature in each room

If you have an immersion heater, have a timer fitted to the hot water tank

Insulating your roof space is a simple way to reduce heat loss

Lagging hot water cylinders and pipes reduces heat loss

Cavity wall insulation is another great way to reduce heat loss

Double glazed windows and doors effectively reduce heat loss

Pensioners are entitled to financial support from the government to assist with insulating their homes.



A water-saving shower head reduces your water consumption

Time your shower - try to keep it under 5 minutes

Fix drips - changing washers could save hundreds of litres lost a year

A water saver in your toilet cistern reduces water being flushed

Upgrade your toilet to a dual flush system

Check your meter - only pay for the water you are using 

Make sure your hot water thermostat isn't set too high

Check the efficiency rating before buying any appliance that uses water

Check your property for overflowing toilets and water tanks 

Have your plumbing checked over for leaking underground pipes



Take advantage of cheap night-time Economy 7 electricity rates

Install low energy light bulbs throughout your home

Check the efficiency rating before buying any electrical appliances

Don't leave appliances off standby - turn them completely off

Turn lights off when you're not in the room or out of the house