Save your energy!
Helping save wasted energy is at the heart of what we set up Igloo to do. It can be challenging to understand what might make the biggest impact on your bills but we’ve set out below some initial ideas you might want to consider.
There is also a lot of helpful independent information available on the Energy Savings Trust website that you might want to consider.
If you’ve got some money to invest in your home, the biggest savings you can make are around how your home is heated. This starts with insulation so that you can ensure that any heat you generate to warm your home doesn’t escape through the walls, windows or ceilings. There can sometimes be grants available to help with the cost of these measures and the Energy Savings Trust can be a good place to start for more details on those.
We’ll shortly be posting a blog on things that can help you save energy for free and we’ll post a link here. Small changes in the way you use energy can make a big impact on your bills.
If your home uses electricity to heat, you might want to consider installing newer style more efficient storage heaters or ensuring they’ve got timers & thermostats to ensure that it only heats your home when you need it.
Other opportunities to save energy might include replacing any old lightbulbs with LED ones, these can use up to 97% less than an old style incandescent lightbulb.
Older appliances can also use much more energy than newer ones so you might want to consider replacing these as they break down.
The number one rule on heating your home is to ensure its only heated when you need it. Ensuring that you’ve got a thermostat and timer controlling your boiler, or even a smart connected thermostat like the Tado smart thermostat, can really help to ensure you’re not heating an empty home.
Over the coming months we’ll be providing some more specific advice around the meaningful things you can do to your home to help make a real difference to your energy use and your pocket.