5 tips to improve your home’s energy efficiency

PlusHeat 21 Feb 2018 blog

Taking just a few simple measures, such as turning your heating down, or switching to a lower washing machine setting, can have a significant effect on annual bills and the sooner you start making changes, the greater the savings will be.

Here are just a few of our top tips on how you can make your home more energy efficient...

1. Get a Smart Energy Meter


No more estimated bills, understand what you need to pay and budget around this – Understanding how your money is being spent  allows for improvements in  energy efficiency as you can reduce your highest energy output!

2. New Boiler


Old boilers waste more than 30% of your energy. That means with a new A rated boiler you can save more than £305 from a old G rated boiler. Moreover with a new boiler, Plus Heat can cover your annual service and emergency cover with the most competitive rate on the market. Buying a new boiler with no protection is like buying a home with no home insurance.

3. Water Efficiency


Get a water efficient shower head – you can in fact save more than £75 per year and extra £120 on water bills if using a water meter.

4. Use energy efficient LED bulbs


LED bulbs use 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs – moreover they reduce down light wattage by 75% or more.

5. Efficient windows and draught excluding doors


Changing from single to double glazing can save more than £80 a year and dramatically increase the security of your home. Moreover draught excluders around doors can save more than £25 a year, thus a saving of more than £100 by simply changing windows and increasing draught exclusion.


Plus Heat provide Home Emergency Cover and Call-out Services to Letting Agents, Landlords and Homeowners throughout the UK. Our technically trained support team are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (yes, even Christmas Day!) to provide technical advice when you need it most; and if necessary, arrange for an expert Gas Safe engineer to pay you a visit faster than you can say 'Broken Boiler!'

Call our team now on 0808 164 2892 (option 1) or email us to see how we can help you today!