Energy Saving

New year's resolutions for a more energy efficient home

Published on
January 9, 2024
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As we start the new year, its the perfect time to make resolutions that not only benefit you and your home, but also the environment. One way to do that is by making your home more energy efficient. Saving energy not only reduces your carbon footprint but also cuts down on your utility bills. A no brainer, right? To help you get started, our experts at Padly have shared their top New Year's resolutions for a more energy-efficient home.

Top energy saving resolutions

Invest in a new boiler

Your boiler is the heart of your home's heating system. If it's old (over 10 years), inefficient and has started to play up, then it may be time for an upgrade. Investing in a new, energy-efficient boiler can help to significantly reduce your heating costs and improve your home's energy efficiency. To put it into context you can save up to £640 a year on your energy bills when you invest in a new boiler. At Padly, we offer next-day installations, plus 0% finance options and a full range of boiler types, brands and models to suit every home and budget. If you're thinking about a new boiler but are unsure where to start, then check out our comprehensive Padly guides which cover a range of useful topics such as, The best boiler brands in 2024 and a 2024 new boiler cost guide.

Turn down the thermostat

Lowering your thermostat by just a few degrees can make a big difference in your energy consumption and bills. To give you an idea of average temperatures, you should be able to find a comfortable one between 18 and 21 degrees in the winter months. Our experts suggest that by turning the temperature down by just one degree to what you're used to, can make a big difference to your monthly energy bill. To help you become more accustomed to a lower temperature, we recommend layering up in cosy jumpers and investing in warm blankets.

Upgrade to a smart thermostat

Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat to help improve your energy efficiency. These devices allow you to control your home's temperature remotely, create schedules, as well as optimise heating and cooling based on your preferences, which in turn helps you save energy and money.

Insulate your home

Proper insulation in your loft, walls and floors helps maintain a consistent indoor temperature. Sufficient insulation reduces the need for constant heating, which can help you save money in the long run. This is an affordable and effective way you can make your home more energy efficient.

Switch to energy efficient lighting

Replace incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs. These use less energy and last longer, which reduces the frequency of replacements.

Unplug electronics & appliances

Many electronics and appliances still consume power even when turned off. The Energy Saving Trust state that the average UK household spends £55 a year powering appliances left on standby. Our experts recommend making it a habit to switch them off at the wall as well as unplugging them, to help yourself save money this year.

Draught-proof your home

Draught-proofing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways you can make your home more energy efficient. To do this, our experts recommend checking for any draughts around doors, windows and other openings first. Next, you want to seal any air gaps with draught-proofing strips. By doing this, you will be preventing warm air from escaping and cold air from entering your home. For more information about draught-proofing, see this helpful guide by the Energy Saving Trust.

By adopting and incorporating these New Year's resolutions into your home, you'll not only enjoy a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly living space, but also make great savings on your utility bills. Make a positive impact on your household and the planet by taking small steps toward a greener future. Don't forget to get your personalised new boiler quote here today!

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