Energy Efficiency Key to Combating Rising Energy Costs

25th Oct 2011

According to the latest Home Heating Guide press release, energy efficiency is the key to combating rising energy costs.

Home Heating Guide, the UK’s leading online resource for domestic central heating, boiler and renewable energy-related news, views and reviews, is backing a national campaign currently being run by the Energy Saving Trust.

When it comes to energy bills, most people feel like they have long since lost control. But there are ways to fight back and Energy Saving Week, which aims to raise awareness of energy efficiency, is a good place to start. Running from 24th to 28th October, the campaign is designed to encourage homeowners to become more energy conscious, as they look to ways to reduce their energy bills and save money.

From cavity wall insulation and loft insulation to renewable energy and insulation grants, to checking the efficiency of your boiler and providing energy saving tips, Home Heating Guide knows that it pays to be wise about energy efficiency.  Whether you’re thinking of investing in renewable energy or need a new boiler to replace your old inefficient model, Home Heating Guide sets out to be the go-to guide for energy efficiency news and views.

With the average household capable of saving up to £280 a year by being energy efficient, Home Heating Guide is on hand to offer tips and advice to help homeowners cut down on energy use and reduce household bills. For example:

  • Switching appliances to off rather than standby could help you save around £30 a year.
  • Boiling only the amount of water you need to make a cup of tea can save you something in the region of £27 a year.
  • Replacing your old light bulbs with new energy saving light bulbs could see you achieve savings of around £24 annually.
  • Turning down your central heating thermostat by just 1 degree can help you to save in the region of £41 a year.
  • Fitting an insulating jacket to your hot water tank could save you around £40 every year, but it needs to be at least 75mm thick.
  • Consider replacing your central heating boiler with a brand new energy efficient one, especially if your current model is more than 15 years old.

David Holmes, founder of Home Heating Guide says: “Energy efficiency is definitely the key when it comes to combating rising energy costs. Whether it’s closing your curtains at dusk, buying energy efficient light bulbs, installing double glazing or making sure your loft is properly insulated, all these methods can help households reduce the cost of their energy bills.

“This week, thanks to the Energy Saving Trust, the whole country is going energy efficiency crazy. And Home Heating Guide is on hand to make sure you’re not left out!”

For more information on energy efficient boilers, renewable energy and energy efficiency, visit www.homeheatingguide.co.uk