How to Save Money on your Energy Bills

31 March 2021
 
A combination of prudent investment in home improvements, diligence and good habits can seriously reduce your energy bills. Let’s take a closer look!

Insulation and Other Solutions to Save Money on Energy Bills.

We’re all looking for ways to make our homes more energy efficient and comfortable, while reducing energy bills. Here are some energy saving solutions that could save a huge chunk on your annual energy spend...

 

Under floor Insulation

At home, the floor beneath your cold feet is responsible for letting in cold draughts, dust, mould and creating uneven temperatures in your living space. Suspended floors can be a significant cause of heat loss in your house, almost as much as uninsulated loft or wall. This represents up to 20% of your home's total heat loss, which explains why floor insulation is the next best energy efficient measure you can install.

Q-Bot provides under-floor insulation using a robot that can fit under your floor and spray insulation to the underside of your floorboards. Q-Bot’s solution is installed with minimal disruption to your daily life, as it doesn’t involve the need to remove furniture and uplift your entire floor covering and floorboards.

The insulation immediately reduces the heat loss through the floor by 80% and cold draughts across the whole house by 30% (read the case study across 100 UK homes). Insulating your floor with Q-Bot can reduce your energy bills by an average of 16%, or an average reduction of £150 per year on your bill. Energy savings have been verified and certified by Energy Saving Trust last March 2020.

Energy savings claims verified by EST per property type and heating fuel:

EST table

Q-Bot has recently helped a private customer, Jeremy, in his net zero journey to improve the energy efficiency of his house and finally achieve an EPC ‘A’. You can read his testimonial here to understand his journey, and feedback on the installation process.

 

Change your energy supplier

Switching energy plan every 12-18 months could save up to £300 per year on your energy bills, and it doesn’t involve making an upfront investment.

However, switching energy supplier can be time-consuming or frustrating due to the large amount of companies on the market. It is important that you find the best value supplier for your needs and usage, and therefore compare energy tariffs to get the right deal for you.

You can also decide to play another part in tackling climate change by reducing the use of fossil fuels to heat your house and using a green energy suppliers. They will provide you energy from renewable and carbon neutral sources, which is usually generated from solar panels, wind farms and hydroelectric power plants.

 

Turn down the thermostat just a little

You don’t have to spend your days cold and shivering to save money on your energy bills. In fact, you could save up to £75 on your annual energy bill by turning your thermostat down by just 1 degree.

However, you wouldn’t need to do that if your house is well insulated in the first place. You can read the best ways to insulate your house.

 

Upgrade to double or triple glazing

Not all double-glazed windows and doors are created equal. The British Fenestration Ratings council grated windows from A++ to E. The higher the grade, the more your windows will let in  heat energy from the sun while keeping the heat you’re paying for inside where it belongs.

Replacing or upgrading to double or triple glazing can be very expensive, a good trick is to seal around your windows and doors for any gaps. Even something as simple as patching up this seal can eliminate draughts and save money on your energy bills.

 

Replace your old inefficient boiler

If your boiler is over 12 years old, it’s likely far less energy-efficient than it should be. While a new efficient boiler will require some upfront investment, this will be offset by how much you save on your energy bills. According to our case study across 100 UK homes, upgrading or replacing a boiler saved on average £95 per year and going up to £250 per year.