With energy bills forever rising it has become more important to make the home an energy saving area. The problem homeowners have is the cost of upgrading to save energy and not having spare funds to achieve this.

Many people are completely unaware that improving the homes energy efficiency can be done in some cases for very little investment or no cost at all. Another statistic that hits home is that an inefficient average 3 bed home can be wasting up to £850 on energy bills, that’s over £70 per month.

If you want to fight back and start reducing your overheads here’s a few ideas to get you going.

The first thing to do is check on site what you could get upgraded or installed free of charge. Insulating the loft, new boiler, or cavity wall insulation etc.

Simple but effective ways that will cost very little to implement.

Let the sunshine in. On a sunny day, opening your curtains will let warmth into your house, but when it's colder or the sun goes down don't forget to close them to keep that heat in.

Get the kids involved. Play energy-saving games with your kids. Get them to spot the areas in the home where energy is being wasted and where lights, switches or appliances have been left on.

Washing the clothes. 90% of a washing machine's energy expenditure is spent on heating the water, so if you wash your clothes at 30-40 °C you're saving significant amounts of money.

Save time and stock up. If you're going to use the oven, bake a few meals at a time to get the most out of having your oven on. After all, ovens don't allow us to heat one shelf at a time so why waste your heat?

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Please do check to see what you could be entitled to on this site or alternatively make contact and one of our experts will be happy to help.

Energy suppliers are very keen to make your home energy efficient and in turn save you large sums of money. By doing this the energy company will be reducing your carbon footprint which is a very sensitive issue now and will be for the foreseeable future.

It’s not just insulating your home the energy companies could help you with, there are numerous other benefits and schemes well worth researching if you are serious about spending less.

Two of the largest energy suppliers in the UK recently commissioned a survey to be taken of households to see just how important homeowners see energy saving.

Of 3000 surveyed 61% said they have insulation in their homes and are aware of its importance. The remaining 39% either weren’t sure whether they had insulation or just had none.

The survey also asked whether people were aware of the financial offers that are available from energy companies to help with saving energy within the home. Over 50% said they had no idea of any such offers but would be very interested to find out more.

Not everybody qualifies for these benefits, but it really does make sense to take a little time to find out more. Just having your home correctly insulated can save you a massive £300 per year. If you have a very old central heating boiler you may qualify for a new one or at least some help towards replacing it.

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It’s easy to find out if you qualify just select the upgrade you require and then click the “see if I qualify” or “apply now”. This action really could save you a great deal of money over the long term.

Several energy companies offer more advanced control systems for domestic central heating, generally known as smart heating controls. They allow you to manage your heating controls remotely from a computer, tablet or smart phone, and many incorporate other advanced features to control your heating in more sophisticated ways.

One clear advantage of a smart heating control system is that you can make changes remotely if your plans change – for example, you can change the time that your heating comes on if your plans change.

It is very likely a smart controller will save you money, but whether it is right for you, will depend on your lifestyle and how you currently control your heating. If both partners work full-time this remote method is almost certainly going to save a lot of money in the long term.

Major benefits

1 Will reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.

2 Can save money on your heating bills using your controls efficiently.

3 You can schedule your heating and hot water to go on and off when needed.

4 You can select areas of your home to heat and the required temperature for each room, rather than heating a whole house at the same temperature.

Install thermostatic radiator valves to compliment your remote system (TVR)

Thermostatic radiator valves do not control the boiler; they reduce the flow of water through the radiator. Install on all radiators and set them to the level you want for the room; a lower setting uses less energy and so will save you money.

It is not recommended to use radiator covers because of TRV’s sense the air temperature around them and control the flow rate depending on what level they're set at. Having a cover over the radiator means the TRV is enclosed, which is likely to make it think that the room temperature is higher than it actually is.


There are many ways to reduce your energy bills, check on this site to see what you may be entitled to. It costs nothing and could save you hundreds of pounds.

Whether you’re looking to buy a new build, refurbish your existing home or just looking to renovate a room in your home, heat loss is one of the biggest considerations when it comes to making your home warm and cheaper to run.

The less heat loss the less heating you will require, which will save energy and money and result in lower heating bills. Heat loss is where heat escapes from inside the building to outside, typically through the roof, walls, windows and floor.

A home with a high heat loss costs more money to run, but the good news is that there are few simple steps you can take to reduce the energy loss.

Improved insulation

Improving the insulation of your home is the main way to battle heat loss through floors, walls, windows and roofs. You can either install more insulation or ensure that there are no gaps in the existing insulation as adequate insulation keeps heat loss to a minimum. This upgrade installation could be done free of charge if you qualify.

Floor insulation

For floors it is important to ensure sufficient insulation between the ground and the floor surface. In new buildings, sufficient insulation is installed during the construction and in older buildings, insulation layers can be laid on existing floor surfaces.

Wall insulation

To reduce heat loss from walls, cavity wall insulation can be installed. This involves blowing insulating material into the gap between the brick and the inside wall. Care should be taken to ensure that no gaps are left in the insulation. The use of cavity wall insulation reduces air circulation and therefore minimises heat loss through walls.

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Check for free on this site to see if you are entitled to any benefits, just enter the asked information. Alternatively contact us if you require any further assistance.

Energy grants and offers can help cover the initial cost of installing energy-efficient features in your home and save you money in the process. Read on to find out about the different schemes and whether you qualify. The average household could be wasting many hundreds of pounds every year due to poor energy efficiency.

The good news is that there are a variety of energy grants available to help you with the cost of making your home much more cost effective. A more efficient home will be cheaper to run in the long-term, and the changes will make it cosier as well.

Plenty of cash to giveaway

The big energy suppliers are giving large subsidies or even free to those receiving certain benefits, from new boilers to insulation. This situation is due to efficiency obligations to people in certain groups. Were you aware of this?

Boilers are one of the biggest contributors to your energy bills – the more efficient your boiler, the more heat it produces from each gas unit. Depending on its age, a shiny new efficient one could save you between £180 and £400 a year. Can you afford to miss this?

Cavity wall insulation can slice between £120 and £350 off energy bills every year according to the Energy Saving Trust. If your loft isn't insulated and you get it fitted with 270mm of new insulation, this'll save another £180-£330 a year. More savings you’ve missed?

You could qualify for freebies if you get tax credits or income-based benefits, such as pension credit or income support. To uncover these benefits and offers, complete the questions on this site and unlock the savings if you qualify. Why not save money?

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If you would like to know more, firstly check out on-site what you could be entitled to. If you would like to speak to a consultant please make contact and we will be happy to assist.