From time to time, energy companies have a way of pulling the rug from underneath you. One sunny afternoon when you think everything is going well, you receive a sky high energy bill and you feel like someone hit you in the head with a baseball bat. You don’t know what to do! Of course, as any sane person would, your first thought will be “How can I make sure this never happens again?” Or “How to save money on energy bills?”
Of course this goes beyond just saving money. At the end of the day, you have to think about the planet as well. The average human being on this planet is incredibly selfish. They will use the planet and its resources for their own gains until they have completely depleted it. We have proven this over and over again over our history, whether it be endangered species or any other resource. We will stop at nothing until our needs are met. Which is why Global Warming and Climate Change are very real dangers for the future. (No matter what Donald Trump says)
Our aim, as heating engineers is not only to install new boilers or central heating systems for you, but also to help you save money on energy bills, and help you get the highest efficiency out of the energy you are spending your hard earned money on. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can save money on energy bills over the long term:
1. Best way to save money on energy bills – Buy a new boiler
Potential savings: Up to £700 per year
When you replace an older, G-rated, non condensing boiler with no controls, with a modern A-rated condensing boiler which includes a separate programmer, you can easily save up to £600 a year off of your energy bills, no matter the size of your house. Depending on who you buy from, a new boiler can be expensive, and can cost up to £3,000 for Gas and LPG boilers, and £4000-£6000 for oil boilers when you include installation and other extras. But all that cost can be offset over the long term in huge energy savings. So, if you’ve been spending a lot of your hard earned money on repairing an old, inefficient boiler, and still freezing your socks off in winter, maybe it’s time to sit down and calculate what will be more cost effective in the long run. Another question you want to ask is, do you want to replace your old boiler with a cheap new model which might conk out after 5 years, or a high end, high efficiency boiler which will keep you and your family warm for at least another 15-20 years? So you can save money on energy bills over the long term? If you’ve replaced your boiler already, make sure you’re using it efficiently. It’d be a good idea to periodically check if the radiators are working properly. If not, learn to bleed your radiators. Also learn to use the programmer or get smart learning thermostats, so that the heating only comes on when you need it. Some high end boilers (like the Viessmann Vitodens 100-W and above) come with weather compensation options and next-gen controls which modulate energy usage and temperature control based on the weather outside.
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