23 Energy Efficient Tips to Saving on Home Electricity and Energy Bills
Ways to Reduce Your Heating Bill
The average home consumers 40% more electricity than it did in 1990. However, there are numerous ways to reduce your current heating bill. By conserving energy, homeowners can save money, conserve fuel resources, and promote a cleaner environment. Here is a listing of ways you can save on your heating bill.
If you do not have insulation in your roof, you could be losing 30% of your heat. This not only raises your cost, but contributes to atmospheric pollution and global warming. Be sure to insulate the attic at joist levels, insulate the walls, and flooring. Flue loss from your fireplace an also occur. Keep in mind that isolating your loft can reduce your heating bill by 20%.
The biggest areas in your home for heat loss are:
Roof Loss – 30-35%
Ventilation Loss – 25%
Loss Through Walls – 25-30%
Window Loss – 15%
Floor Loss – 7-10%
Keep this one simple by ensuring a room thermostat is in your home. This can save up to 15% on your heating each year.
Add Layers of Clothes
If you are feeling cold after reducing the temperature in your home, stay warm by adding extra layers of clothes. A naked body will lose 90% of its heat. Adding a hat can increase body heat by 10%. A thick jumper will increase body heat by 20%. Thermal underwear will increase body heat by 10%.
Switch Energy Suppliers and Upgrade
One of the best ways to save money on your heating bill is to switch energy suppliers. This can save you more than 10% off your bill. A high efficiency boiler with heating controls can also cut your bills by as much as 23%.
Switching provides can offer you ways to burn more cleanly and sustainable fuels such as oil, peat, coal, and electricity. Less fuel can be used with high efficiency LPG boilers at a lower cost.
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