How to save money on your energy bills in summer

#Saving money

Whether you’re a homeowner, private or social renter, student, or you live at home with your parents. Where possible, we should try to keep a track of the energy we use in our homes.

As Summer approaches your energy bills should be getting lower. When the weather starts to get warmer, as it’s actually the best time to start thinking about your energy bills & relieve the pressure when winter comes back round again.
These just are a few easy tips you can use at home to make some savings:

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Tip 1 - Only heat the rooms you are frequently using in the Summer months

On the colder British Summer evenings, only heat the rooms you are frequently using. A smart thermostat, can monitor the temperature in different rooms of your home. At any time of the year it is important to adapt to changing circumstances with no weather constantly changing. By turning your thermostat down by 1C you can reduce your heating bills by up to 10% on average. The Honeywell Thermostat BOXT provides know how long it takes to get your home to the right temperature removing the guesswork and saves you money on your energy bills when you want to save a bit extra in Summer.

Everyone’s lifestyle is different and forever changing so keeping a track of what you are spending each month can be difficult. The Honeywell’s innovative geofencing technology means you have one less thing to worry about. It knows when you’re away, helping you to save energy without any fuss. It also knows when you’re just around the corner and ensures your home is at the perfect temperature when you arrive home whether it’s hot or cold outside.

Tip 2 - Try a Solar powered clothes dryer

When the weather starts to become warmer give your tumble dryer a well earned break and let the British sunshine take over. Take advantage of the warmer weather and hang all your clothes out on the washing line.

Tip 3 – Use electricity on off-peak hours

When Summer comes around the mornings get warmer and the nights are longer & lighter. Take advantage of this and use electronics like your washer and dryer, air conditioning, computers or televisions during the off peak hours. To make your home more energy efficient try and use these appliances early in the morning or late at night after work. Electrical companies charge less for energy consumed during off-peak hours. To find out when your off peak hours are contact your electrical company for more information.

Tip 4 - Compare gas and electric tariffs

If you’ve been on the same energy plan for more than a year, it is highly likely that you could make savings on your bills by talking to your existing energy provider.

However, it is always beneficial to compare other energy tariffs against your current provider to see if savings can be made with another provider. They constantly shift things around and it’s up to you to make sure you are on the tariff that matches your energy needs, especially when your using significantly less energy.

Tip 5 – Upgrade your old boiler

When should you upgrade your boiler? Upgrading your boiler in Summer months is often more beneficial as you won’t notice any significant drop in temperature when the engineer turns your boiler off to work on it. It will prepare you for those bitterly cold nights when everyone else wants their boiler replacing and you’re sat comfortably in your warm home.

The main advantage of upgrading to a modern boiler is efficiency as they are all condensing boilers. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue more efficiently.

Why choose BOXT…

When upgrading your boiler BOXT makes the whole process simple and easy to manage. The initial fixed price you get online answering a sequence of simple questions and we don’t ask for any personal details. We provide you with a list of suitable boilers expertly recommended at a genuine fixed price all in 90 seconds.

Finally…

If you get ahead and plan ways to save money on energy bills now, it will make next winter more enjoyable and comfortable when the nights get colder.