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Energy Efficiency – How to Reduce your Heating Bill

By 20/07/2017November 20th, 2019Blog

Reducing your energy bill is possible if you have a solid fuel burner. Energy efficiency will reduce your impact on the environment allowing you to go green while saving you money every month. But you need to take a proactive approach to save on your energy bills.

The first step is to follow these few simple tips that will all make a small impact on your energy bills.

Tips for Energy Efficiency

Any heatring system can use a lot of energy, and your dwelling will have an impact on how much energy these fuel burners use. If you improve your thermal efficiency, you can start to lower your energy consumption needs.

A few ways to do this is by:

  • Insulating your space with cavity wall insulation. Spaces that don’t have cavity walls can also use internal or external cladding, which is expensive but a great option for businesses or larger spaces.
  • Lofts can be insulated with 250mm thick insulation to better insulate the space.
  • Circulation pipes can be insulated to reduce the need to heat hot water more often.

These are expensive options used to reduce the amount of fuel you use. There are also other tips that can go a long way in reducing your overall fuel usage. Choosing to buy high quality fuel is a great option that will allow the fuel’s calorific value to be higher so that it burns at a higher heat.

Sweep your chimney at least once or twice per year and follow proper maintenance schedules.

Heating system improvements are an option, too. A few of the improvements that are recommended include:

  • Throat restrictors can be fitted and allow for an adjustable option to alter the airflow for better efficiency.
  • Glass fire doors are a costly option, but this option will help reduce dust while saving on fuel.
  • Utilize a fire front to help convert your open fire to a closed application.

Central heating systems can also be adapted or adjusted to save on energy usage. The options you have with a central heating system are:

  • Fitting a solid fuel control system. This will allow you to time your heating system automatically and also incorporate a water sensing thermostat for better fuel usage.
  • Programmable thermostats can be fitted to your system, too. These thermostats allow for greater overall heating control and can lead to massive savings in the long-term.

If you’re in the market for a new heating system, the central heating system is often the most recommended. These systems are the better overall choice for heating because they offer higher levels of efficiency, and regulations ensure that newer systems meet stringent standards.

Solid fuel burners, like all fuel burners, demand the space to be well insulated and can be used smartlyto save on energy costs. Small changes can lead to big savings throughout the year, allowing you to heat your home while keeping your energy bills as low as possible.

If you spend the extra money to enhance your system with the tips above, this will pay itself back in just a few months to a year in most cases.

4 Quick Tips to Start Lowering Your Energy Consumption Today

You can begin on your road to energy efficiency with a few simple tips that you can follow right now. A few tips you can start to implement today are:

  1. Lights. Start by consuming energy the smart way. If you’re not in the room, turn the lights off. Also, opt to use energy-efficient bulbs.
  2. Appliances. Shut your appliances off instead of leaving them on standby to save on energy consumption.
  3. Windows. Your curtains not only keep light out of your home, but they also help save from energy loss. Your windows are one of the biggest culprits of energy loss. You can make sure that your windows are properly sealed, but you can also use your curtains to trap the air inside of your home instead of letting it seep out.
  4. Clean. Your washing machine, dishwasher and dryer are all major users of energy. You can set these appliances to economy setting for optimal energy usage, but you can also choose to only clean when each appliance is completely full. This allows you to conserve energy.

If you follow these simple tips, you’ll begin saving money on your energy bills, but there’s a lot more you can do, too.