Spending a little to save a lot on energy bills

The current economic climate has brought with it so much hardship for many people, and it seems more depressing than ever to hear politicians and business experts say there’s no real end in sight at the moment. Homeowners from all walks of life and from all parts of the UK have been forced to make savings on their household budgets, including on their ever-rising energy bills. If you’re concerned about your spend on domestic electricity and gas, here are some tips on reducing usage.

  1. Consider replacing your boiler

It seems a little strange to advocate more spending in order to reduce your overall outlay, but an upgrade on this vital piece of equipment really can save you money. Older boilers are often incredibly inefficient, so if you have one you’re probably spending too much on gas already. Making the switch to a new A-rated condensing model will almost certainly reduce your bills.

  • Upgrade other appliances if necessary

Again, spending sensible money now could save you in the long run. Dishwashers, washing machines, tumble dryers and fridge freezers all consume a sizable chunk of electricity, and older models consume more than is strictly necessary. When the time comes to replacing these appliances, be sure to look into more energy-efficient versions.

  • Rethink your kettle usage

This may seem like a small economy, but over a period of time it can save you money, especially if you’re partial to several cups of tea and coffee in any given day. Far too many people fill the kettle with more water than they really need, so they end up boiling water unnecessarily. If you only pour in as much water as you need, by measuring a cupful at a time, you’d be surprised how much money you could end up saving.

  • Think about the condition of your home electrics

The more efficient your electricity supply is at home, the better it will be able to operate. Here at Tayside Construction, we’ve carried out a vast array of electrical repairs, refits and rewires over the years. The latter of these, a home rewire, can save money by upgrading your old, inefficient wiring in all parts of the home. We also install energy-efficient lamps to help you save even more.

  • Is it time to invest in double glazing?

Have you ever sat near a window in your home and felt a draught coming through? That draught, and perhaps several others around the property, represents a genuine strain in your finances. As you spend more and on heating the house, old-style windows and doors are at the same time making the heating system work harder. If you have double-glazed windows installed, your energy spend willr educe dramatically.

Tayside Construction has a skilled and experienced team of industry specialists, and we’re ready and waiting to help you reduce your domestic energy usage. We work right across the region, so call today on 01382 919 350 or 01738 505 888 to find out more. We hope to hear from you soon.