And they will increase by even more than usual for some this winter because of the extra reliance on heating whilst working from home.
Experts have already warned that the average annual household energy bill could increase by £171 in 2021. Can you afford to cover such a big rise?
If you can’t and are already struggling, Mitchell Glass can offer some great ways of reducing your future fuel costs:
Switch energy tariffs
Do you keep on top of your outgoings? Are you certain that you’re on the cheapest tariff?
You can find out in 5 minutes just by heading to a comparison website and entering your current energy usage. If you find a better deal, snap it up!
Whoever provides your new tariff will organise the switchover with your existing supplier, so you don’t have to do anything. If you’re switching for the first time, it could save you around £300 a year.
Install a new boiler
A really old boiler isn’t just prone to breaking down, but it’s also unlikely to provide a good level of thermal efficiency.
The initial cost of a new boiler will sound financially daunting, but the long-term savings made from the investment will justify its price tag.
Installing an A-rated boiler can lead to an annual saving of £340 (source: Energy Saving Trust), and you will get at least 15+ years out of the modern boilers on the market.
Fit energy efficient windows and doors
We know first-hand how good energy efficient windows and doors are for cutting heat loss (poorly insulating windows and doors can be responsible for up to 25% of heat loss) and in turn, fuel costs.
There is the potential of them minimising heat loss by 75% if they are specified to the very highest energy standards.
With far greater heat retention, you won’t have to over-use your boiler, saving you thousands of pounds over the years.
Mitchell Glass has a very wide-ranging collection of energy efficient windows and doors, and can supply you with a FREE quote for any design.
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