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How to save over £300 on energy bills: 5 Top Tips

How to save over £300 on Energy Bills: 5 Top Tips

As temperatures plummet to below freezing and energy costs soar, tenants across the country are struggling to keep on top of their energy bills. A knock-on effect for landlords can mean a rise in rent arrears and a demand for better EPC ratings.  

In our blog we’ve picked five top tips from the government’s Help for Households article on how to save energy costs this winter. Keep reading to learn how you and your tenants can save up-to £350 a year by using these simple energy-saving hacks. 

1. Turn your combi boiler flow temperature down

A water flow rate tells your boiler how much hot water should be sent around your house.

Usually, boiler flows are set around 70°C - 80°C. Setting your boiler flow to 60°C means you can save on costs without noticeably reducing the temperature.

Cost saving: Up to £100 per year.

Watch the video to learn how.


2. Turn down radiators in rooms you don’t use

If you’re not using a room, turn down your radiator to around 2.5-3 (roughly 18°C).

Turning off your radiators in rooms you don’t use may sound like a good option, however, this is less energy efficient than turning them down.

Cost saving: Up to £70 per year.

Watch the video to learn more.


3. Turn appliances off at the socket

In most cases, electrical appliances such as televisions will draw power continually unless unplugged. If you’re not using your appliance switching it off at the socket can make a big difference in the long run.

Cost saving: Up to £70 a year.


4. Wash clothes at a lower temperature

Changing the temperature of your washing machine from 40°C to 30°C means you can wash more clothes while using less energy.

Cost saving: Up to £40 per year


5. Ditch the tumble dryer

Tumble dryers are one of the most energy-intensive devices in your home. Try using less frequently or ditching it completely and using a maiden to dry your clothes.

Cost saving: Up to £70 per year.

These top tips are a great way to save money on energy bills, however, it’s likely the government’s plans to strengthen EPC’s will be introduced in 2025, meaning your rental property could need energy performance improvements. To learn more read letsmove's EPC report today.

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