Many household fuel bills are shooting up this winter, partly because it’s been pretty cold so far, and partly because people aren’t energy-savvy enough.
Prior to the start of Big Energy Saving Week (commences 18th Jan), experts have come out and warned that the average fuel bill could increase by £171 this year.
But you can evade this price hike with a few simple, effective steps:
Find a cheaper energy tariff
Thanks to the wonders of technology, it can take about 5 minutes to find out whether you could be paying less for your energy bills, via a comparison site.
Those who’ve never switched energy suppliers are missing out on a massive annual saving (£300+), and anyone who hasn’t switched for a year or two, can also expect to make a significant saving.
Once you have agreed to a new tariff, your new supplier will take care of the switchover – it really is simple.
Install a brand-new boiler
Do you have an energy efficient boiler? If it’s a very old boiler, there’s little chance that it will be providing your home with sufficient warmth.
New boilers aren’t cheap, but what they cost will be worth it in the long-term, and it will minimise the possibility of a boiler breakdown, so that you’re never left in the cold.
The Energy Saving Trust have given confirmation that if you upgrade to an A-rated boiler, you could save £340 annually for 15 years or more.
Have energy efficient windows and doors fitted
It’s obvious that a window and door supplier, like James Oliver, would urge you to get energy efficient windows and doors fitted to reduce energy costs, but it’s absolutely true.
The slightest gaps in your windows and doors, or the absence of high energy rated glass, will mean you’re losing so much heat from your home.
A well-specified set of replacement windows and doors will cut heat loss by up to as much as 75%, and end up saving you thousands over their lengthy lifespan.
Though our showroom is currently closed, James Oliver is able to provide remote quotations, if you’d like new windows and doors for your home. Get a FREE quote here.
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