How we can help reduce your energy costs

We want to make sure our customers are happy, and we want to encourage safety and eco efficiency. Not only will this help our environment, but it will also reduce your energy costs. 

Install and Use Heating Controls 

If you don’t already have a room thermostat, programmer and thermostatic radiator valves, the team at JVB can install these for you. 

With heating controls you’re able to: 

  • Turn your heating and hot water on and off when it suits you.
  • Heat only specific rooms you need/spend most of your time in.
  • Set different temperatures in each individual room.
  • Keep your home at a comfortable level of heat without wasting it.

Smart thermostats are all the rage and at JVB we can install the perfect one for you. Smart thermostats let you operate your heating via the internet, using your mobile, tablet or computer. It has really sophisticated features, like learning your routine or adjusting the settings based on the weather forecast. 

Replace Light Bulbs 

Energy saving light bulbs can help you cut your energy bills easily and these last longer than normal ones. The team at JVB have experience in lighting fitting and home renovations, we can advise you on the right light bulb or install an eco-friendlier lighting system.

LEDs are the most energy efficient light bulbs, you can use almost 90% less energy then traditional bulbs. 

If you’re already using energy saving bulbs remember to turn off the lights when leaving a room. 

Fill Any Drafts

Run a finger around your windows and under your doors to check for a draft. If cold air is coming in, you’ll need to heat your home for longer and continuously. JVB can do any filings/repairs and even install new double-glazed windows if you need them.

If you don’t use your fireplace (if you have one) make sure to block the chimney. You can buy strips specifically to block any drafts coming in. 

Choose Energy Efficient Appliances 

If you’re replacing any appliances, make sure they’re the most energy efficient ones. The model you use determines how much energy it’ll consume. You can check a products energy efficiency with its EW energy efficiency rating. 

Get a New Boiler 

Your boiler could be slightly dated and inefficient. At JVB we have professional plumbers who can install a modern energy efficient boiler. 

If you upgrade an old G-rated gas boiler with a new A-rated condensing model, including a programmer room, you could trim your fuel bills by roughly £200 – £300 a year. If may cost more to install but will save you money in the long term. 

Home Insulation 

Insulating your home can help keep your home warmer without having to use too much heating. We can insulate your loft and cavity walls, which can save almost £315 a year, as less heat will be able to escape. 

Hopefully, with these tips you’re able to save a huge amount of month every year in energy bills. For any advice or need us to install any systems get in touch. 0800 368 9855