Home energy savings tips to help you save energy and money:

Little changes make a big difference

  • Remember to switch off lights when you leave a room.
  • Use energy saving light bulbs. They can save you up to £100 over the lifetime of a bulb, and they can last up to 12 times longer than a conventional light bulb.
  • Choose energy-efficient home appliances which have been designed with minimal energy con
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Home energy savings tips to help you save energy and money:

Little changes make a big difference

  • Remember to switch off lights when you leave a room.
  • Use energy saving light bulbs. They can save you up to £100 over the lifetime of a bulb, and they can last up to 12 times longer than a conventional light bulb.
  • Choose energy-efficient home appliances which have been designed with minimal energy consumption in mind.
  • Turn off all electric appliances when not in use. Remember, devices use electricity even when on standby. Don’t leave appliances on charge unnecessarily.
  • Your fridge/freezer is one of the biggest energy users in the home. Do not leave the door open unnecessarily and reduce the number of trips you make – good for your waistline too!!
  • Keep your freezer well stocked, so less cold air is lost when the door is opened.
  • Cover pans to reduce heat loss, and do not put a small pan on a large burner.
  • If your washing machine/tumble drier/dishwasher is not full, use the half load or economy setting.
  • Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree C – this could cut your heating bills by up to 10%.
  • Check your cylinder thermostat – it only needs to be set at 60 degrees C or lower.
  • Don’t leave taps running without putting the plug in the sink and don’t leave taps running when cleaning your teeth.
  • Shower instead of taking a bath. An ordinary shower uses two-fifths of the hot water needed for a bath.
  • Repair leaky taps/make sure they are fully turned off. A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week can waste enough hot water to fill half a bath.
  • Install weather-stripping on any windows or doors that do not fit properly.
  • Draw curtains in the evening – let the sun in during the day.
  • Service your boiler annually – having your boiler serviced annually can reduce your fuel costs by up to 10%. We offer boiler servicing to ensure maximum efficiency, saving you money and helping to low your carbon footprint.

Bigger Changes make a bigger difference.

Investing in your property to increase it’s energy efficiency will save you money and could increase the value of your property, as well as help the environment – a long term investment that’s worth it.

  • Your Boiler

    If your heating system is old or inefficient, you could be throwing away as much as a £240 a year!

    Boilers account for around 60% of all household carbon dioxide emissions. Gas and oil boilers have a lifespan of approximately 10-15 years, at which point you should consider replacing the boiler with a new one. By fitting a new condensing boiler with heating controls, you will significantly cut your CO2 emissions and reduce your heating bills by up to £240 per year.

    Considering a new boiler?

    Due to the government’s Clean Growth Strategy, they are looking to phase out high carbon fossil fuel heating in the 2020’s. If you are considering changing your oil boiler, why not consider an alternative source of fuel such as LPG?

    UKLPG have put together an informative video explaining LPG and its many uses.

  • Condensing Boilers

    A high-efficiency condensing boiler recovers as much heat as possible that would ordinarily be lost through the flue as waste heat with a conventional boiler. It does this by having a larger or secondary heat exchanger.

    The best condensing boilers will convert more than 90% of energy used into heat, compared with 78% for non-condensing models. For all gas and oil boiler replacements, it is now compulsory to fit a condensing model, unless there are location constraints. To ensure you are getting the most efficient boiler, look for the Energy Saving recommended logo, which is only used on A rated models.

  • Heating Controls

    If you have a wet central heating system fuelled by gas, oil, electricity or solid fuel, it should have the following controls to ensure that it is working efficiently:

    • A programmer
    • Room thermostat
    • Hot water cylinder thermostat
      (for a regular central heating system)
    • Thermostat radiator valves
  • Insulation

    Is your house properly insulated?

    Insulating your home is one of the most effective ways of improving it’s energy efficiency and reducing your heating bills. If your loft and walls are un-insulated, up to 55% of the heat that you are paying for will be escaping straight through the walls and roof of your home. When looking to make improvements to your home, loft and cavity wall insulation are the most cost-effective steps to take. If we all follow these steps, it could save up to 2 ½ tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.

  • Loft Insulation

    It is recommended that lofts are insulated to a depth of 270mm to gain maximum savings of £180 – £200 a year. Loft insulation can be done DIY or through a professional installer, and your investment will be paid back in only one to two years.

    You may also be eligible for a grant or discount.

  • Cavity Wall Insulation

    Around a third of all heat loss in an un-insulated home is lost through the walls. If you have cavity walls, insulating them can make a great difference. It could save you £130 – £160 a year on your fuel bills, and pay for itself within 2 years. Cavity wall insulation must be installed by a professional installer and is injected from the outside of your property. It usually takes about three hours to do. If you are unsure whether your walls have cavities, contact the Energy Savings Trust. Visit their website www.thinkinsulation.com or call them on 08700 612 216.

    Grants and discounts may also be available.

  • Solid Wall Insulation

    If your house was built before the 1930s, it is likely to have solid walls. The only way to reduce heat loss is to insulate the walls, either externally or internally, by rendering the property with an insulating material. This is a more disruptive and expensive measure and is usually undertaken during renovation or decoration, but will lead to savings of up to £250 to £350 a year.

  • Draught Proofing

    If you have poorly sealed windows and doors, you may be losing 15-20% of heat through the gaps. Draught proofing is a simple, inexpensive DIY measure that could save you £20 a year.

  • What do I do now?

    Contact the Energy Savings Trust on 01904 554406 or visit their website for more information on grants, and for help and advice: www.thinkinsulation.com

    There are loans available through the Government’s flagship ’Green Deal’ scheme, launched on 28th January 2013. For more details, visit their website at www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures

    Alternatively, to find out more and to see if you qualify,
    call The Energy Savings Trust on 0300 123 1234 (national call rate applies)

What our clients are saying

We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
Mrs R - Publican
Excellent service , easy to order with polite efficient sales staff. Delivery drivers friendly and reliable, very impressed with all round customer service.  Mrs J
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We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
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