As the days gradually get cooler and the sun sets earlier, it’s time to start thinking about how you can save energy at home during the autumn months. It is normal to see your energy bills go up slightly in the autumn and winter, but you don’t need to break the bank to stay warm and dry at this time of year. Here are a few of our top tips for saving energy this autumn:
Turn off lights you’re not using.
This is a good year-round tip but can be especially helpful for saving energy in the autumn as more money goes towards heating.
Get your boiler serviced before winter.
This is a very important thing to do every year before autumn is in full swing, as it is in the cold months when boilers are at greatest risk of encountering problems, and when it will be the most inconvenient for you! We offer great boiler services in Chiswick and other neighbourhoods to get the job done.
Grab a jumper instead of turning the thermostat up.
It can be tempting to crank up the heating as soon as you start to feel a chill but try grabbing a jumper or your favourite pair of fluffy socks before you reach for the dial. It saves energy and you’ll feel cosy too.
Switch off appliances at the wall.
It is easy to forget the amount of energy an open plug can use even when dormant but by making a habit of switching off appliances at the wall you’ll reduce your energy usage and save some money.
Avoid using a tumble dryer unless you need to.
Tumble dryers can use up a lot of energy especially in the colder months so try to save it for big loads of washing and towels rather than daily use.
Ensure your home is properly insulated.
Insulating your home is a long-term investment which is one of the most effective ways to save energy. Plus it protects your home and will keep you warm and cosy all year round.
We hope this blog has proven useful in helping you cut costs and save energy this autumn. Remember, for residents in Chiswick and the surrounding areas, we offer boiler services to ensure your boiler is in tip-top shape for the winter. To find out more about what we can offer you, click here. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch.