Energy Saving Tips for the Winter [2021]

Many households are concerned about the growing cost of gas this winter, which is why DC Heating & Plumbing has come up with a list of things you can do to save energy! 

If your gas & energy bills are rising get in touch with our heating engineers in Eastbourne, Ringmer, Lewes to see how you can we can help! If you'd like to talk about your options, please call us on 07725 520980.


Seek government assistance

With gas costs rising, the government is now assisting individuals on low incomes with their energy expenses by providing various discounts. To find out if you qualify for this, visit the gov.co.uk website. 

Tackle draughts 

Gaps in doors, windows, and even floors allow cold and warm air to enter and exit your home. To avoid this, consider adding draught excluders, proper sealant, insulating strips, or even blankets to act as draught excludes. Seal cracks in floors and skirting boards, line your letterbox and block an unused chimney to save up to £35 per year on your heating bills. If you don't have double glazing, you can save energy and keep more heat in by purchasing plastic lining for your windows.

Insulate your home

If your home is well-insulated, you may save a lot of money on your energy expenses. Did you know that if your roof is not adequately insulated, the bulk of your heating is lost? To avoid this, ensure that the roof, cavity walls, and even solid walls are well insulated. Adding insulation under your flooring can help you save even more money on your energy bills.

Turn down your thermostat 

Heating and hot water costs consume over half of the money spent on energy bills. By reducing your heating by one degree and you might save up to £80 each year.

Replace your old boiler

Upgrade your old boiler to a new A-rated condensing boiler with a programmer, room thermostat, and thermostatic radiator controls to save energy. Based on current fuel prices, upgrading from a G-rated boiler to an A-rated boiler might result in £300 of annual savings. Find out more about our boiler installations today!

Want to know more? Call our heating engineers to install a variety of energy-saving boilers & heating systems across  Eastbourne, Ringmer, Lewes call us on 07725 520980 or send a message using the contact form.