Energy

Follow these tips to help you save energy and reduce your household bills:

Set the timer on your boiler so that it comes on an hour before you get up in the morning. If you’re out all day, don’t leave your boiler on full. Do leave it on a low setting as it will take less energy to heat your room up if it's not been allowed to cool down completely. 

Turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree could save you around £30 a year on your fuel bill. 

If your radiators are hot at the bottom and cold further up, this means there’s an air-lock and they won’t be heating the room effectively. Most radiators have a bleed screw at the top. The air can be released by loosening the bleed screw with a radiator key. If you have a sealed system, when you let air out, you need to put water in. This is done using the filling loop and should have been shown to you when the boiler was installed.

If you keep having to bleed your radiators this probably means there’s a leak, and you should call us.

Make sure your radiators are not obstructed by curtains or furniture and don't use radiators to dry your washing as this causes condensation that could lead to mould growth.

Shop around for the best energy deal. Many suppliers offer discounts if you pay by direct debits. Others may simply have a cheaper tariff which makes switching a good idea. 

An annual service will help prolong the life of your boiler, keep it running at optimum efficiency and help us spot any problems before they become an issue. 

Where possible use energy efficient light bulbs. This can save pounds on your electricity bills.

Switch off electrical appliances when they're not being used. If they have a stand-by light, a display or are hot to the touch, they will be using energy just by being plugged in.