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How a Buying Boiler Cover Can Save You Thousands!

By Jessica Modul Subscribe to RSS | February 23rd 2012 | Views:

Most people greet their bills each month with shock when they see how much their consumption is costing them. Energy bills alone can reach thousands of pounds per year for an average family. Conserving energy will not only save you money but can help benefit our planet too. Read on to learn easy ways to lower your carbon footprint and higher your bank balance!

A programmable thermometer lets you keep off heating for most of the day time it to turn back on just before you get home. This reduces energy loss. If you don't have a programmable thermostat, you can manually adjust your existing unit.

Energy Stars also identify energy-efficient appliances, such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, computers etc. When you are shopping look for this information and you will easily save energy and money. Replace existing incandescent lights with energy-efficient compact fluorescent lights such as LEDs. They use two-thirds less energy and last up to 10-times longer. Using a 13-watt compact fluorescent in place of a 60-watt incandescent will result in a £50 savings in energy costs over the life of the bulb.

Stereos, DVD players, televisions, kitchen appliances, and any other plugged-in appliances draw a small amount of power even when turned off. Large LCD and plasma televisions consume up to 400 watts of energy when in use and about four watts when not in use, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Use the surge suppressor to turn them completely off when not in use, or unplug these items until you really need them.

Low-flow fixtures that conserve water are available for your shower, faucets and toilets. In addition to installing these items, be sure to replace pipes that drip, fix toilets that leak and turn off the tap when brushing your teeth or scrubbing dishes. Every drop of water that you save contributes to conservation of this valuable resource - and we're talking water here, not only money.

A well-insulated house reduces the amount of money you will spend on heating and cooling. Start from the top. If your attic is unfinished, you shouldn't be able to see the floor joists. If you can see them, add more insulation. Be sure to fill in and seal any holes in your exterior walls, such as where pipes come into the house and around windows and doors. Wrap your hot water heater and exposed pipes with insulation or a boiler cover to help them maintain the proper temperature. Close front door with speed. Keep fireplaces blocked when not in use. Pull the curtains to cover your windows at night. And get door pillows to keep draughts from seaking in under the door. All of these small steps help to conserve energy by preventing heat loss.

Planting trees surrounding your house can help to reduce your heating and cooling costs. During the summer, trees provide shade. During the winter, trees provide shelter from wind. Positioning them in the right place can reduce cooling costs up to 25%, according to the DOE. These deciduous trees should be planted on the south and west sides of your home and especially near hard surfaces, including driveways and patios, to maximize shade. When they lose their leaves in winter, they allow the sun to warm your house. Evergreen trees planted on the north side of your home will help to shield the house from cold winds in every season.

Saving energy conserves valuable resources and saves money. Do your part to make energy conservation a habit; it's a move with positive implications for both the environment and your wallet.

Jessica Modul - About Author:
Energy Choices is a price comparison site that can help you read reviews on the new combi boiler you have had an eye on or hear industry news about business energy tariffs .

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