Ripton Windows Energy Saving Tips

WINTER WARMERS

With energy prices continuing to rise, and inflation up by 9.6% in the 12 months to October 2022*, we all know that pennies are squeezed right now. Many families are looking to cut back this Christmas to ensure they are covered for the household basics like energy and food.

Although there is some hope on the horizon as global inflation starts to ease and business owners feel more positive, there is still more we could do to make our personal finances more resilient.

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Tips For Saving Household Energy

LEarn What Energy You UsE

Most energy suppliers offer their customers smart meter measuring devices. These show you how much energy you use in a day or week.

Learn which devices in your home use the most energy to make more informed decisions about what (and when) you use your electrical devices.

TURN OFF STANDBY APPLICANCES​

We all have plenty of electric applicances and gadgets around the house, and, despite them using less energy than ever, they still use electricity, even when you are’t using them.

On average, you could save yourself around £30 a year just by turning off the ones on standby that you aren’t using.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

Almost half the money you spend on energy bills will be for heating and hot water. Turning your thermostat down by just one degree may save you up to £80 a year.

Why not check your thermostat so the hot water and heating only come on when you need them most?

Change The Way You Wash Clothes

Only wash clothes when you need to and make sure that you fill up your washing machine when you use it.

You can also look to adjust the wash cycle to save money, including lower temperatures and reduced spinning cycles.

CHANGE YOUR WATER USAGE

Many people leave taps running, when washing up, or washing themselves.

Learn new habits on your water usage to save water and save the energy you use heating it up.

This includes shorter showers instead of long baths and washing up in a bowl instead of under a running tap.

INSULATE YOUR WALLS AND ROOF

One of the reasons some homes take more to keep warm during the winter is down to insulation.

Heat rises so you could be losing a lot of energy upwards and outwards.

Although insulation is an investment and will cost money to install, it could make a huge difference to the amount of energy you need to heat your home in the winter.

INVEST IN NEW WINDOW TECHNOLOGY

Ineffective windows and doors are a leading factor in energy loss around the home, with the average home losing 10% of its heat through windows and 15% through doors.

Installing new windows and doors in your home is obviously a long-term decision and it does take time to realise the investment, but, if you are planning on staying in your property for the foreseeable future, and with the ongoing uncertainty of future energy prices, 2023 could be the ideal time to explore the opportunities.

Frame and glass technology continues to improve with less heat lost than older double glazing windows. This also applies to conservatories with glazing and doors. 

Reduce heat loss with quality triple and double glazed windows in a range of styles to suit your home.

Secure, energy-efficient composite doors, bi-folding doors, patio and French doors. PVCu and aluminium.

Quality conservatories with warm-roofs for an all-year-round room, reduced heat loss and energy savings.

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