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Tips for Lowering Your Utility Bills This Summer

Summer is here, and it's a great time to take charge of your utility bills and start saving big. We understand the difficulties of lowering energy costs, especially if you have a big family. However, don't worry as our team of renewable energy professionals is always here to help. Our aim is to help you uncover ways to decrease your utility bills and live a hassle-free life by utilising energy-saving techniques. In this blog post, we'll discuss some effective strategies to help you cut down on your utility bills this Summer.






1. Replace the Boiler


Replacing boilers is important for several reasons. First and foremost, older boilers are often less energy-efficient and can result in higher energy bills. By upgrading to a newer, more efficient boiler, you can save money on your energy costs in the long run. Additionally, newer boilers are often safer and more reliable than older models, reducing the risk of breakdowns and potential hazards such as carbon monoxide leaks.


Finally, upgrading to a new boiler can increase the value of your home and make it more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell. Overall, replacing your boiler is a smart investment that can pay off in many ways.


At Neutral Energy Solutions Exeter, we can help you replace your boiler with a more efficient heating system.





A few solutions for your home:


  1. An Electric Boiler Although your gas boiler has some electrical components, an all-electric boiler uses only electricity to run. This means if you’re with a green energy supplier like OVO, they can run on 100% renewable electricity.  So they definitely tick the eco-friendly box.  The downside is they can’t pump out as much energy as their gas equivalents, meaning only small homes can benefit from using them.



2. Combi Boiler


A combi or combination boiler is a single unit that provides both your hot water and your space heating. This means it takes up less space in the airing cupboard than other types of boiler, which can come with bulky hot water cylinders and cold water storage tanks.





The added benefit of a combi boiler is that, because it doesn’t need to refill or heat up the water before you can use it, it can give you instant hot water as soon as you turn on the shower or tap. They’re also more energy-efficient, quick to install, and cost-effective.


The downside? Combis are not great at providing hot water to multiple bathrooms, so it won’t be the best choice for you if you’ve got a big household. 


2. Insulate


Insulating your home is important for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to keep your home warm during the colder months, which can significantly reduce your heating bills. Secondly, insulation can help to reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the amount of energy required to heat your home.





Additionally, insulation can help to prevent moisture from entering your home, which can lead to mould and other harmful issues. Finally, insulating your home can also help to reduce noise pollution, making your home a more peaceful and comfortable place to live.


At Neutral Energy Solutions, our renewable energy specialists can help you insulate your home. Installed correctly, loft insulation should pay for itself many times over in its 40-year lifetime.


3. Switch to LEDs


LED lights are more energy-efficient than traditional incandescent bulbs. They use up to 90% less energy, which means you'll save money on your energy bills. At Neutral Energy Solutions, we can help businesses in the Southwest replace their inefficient lighting with efficient LEDs.




4. Install Programmable Thermostats


Programmable thermostats offer several benefits for homeowners, including increased energy efficiency, cost savings, and improved comfort. By allowing you to set a schedule for your HVAC system, these thermostats can help you reduce energy consumption and lower your utility bills. One of the biggest advantages of programmable thermostats is their ability to automatically adjust the temperature when you're away or asleep. This means you can save energy and money without sacrificing comfort.





Additionally, some thermostats have features such as learning algorithms that can adapt to your schedule and preferences over time, further optimising your energy usage.


5. Switch to Renewable Technology


Switching to renewable technology will help you save on utility bills. In fact, solar PV could reduce your annual energy bill by nearly 100%. Depending on your property type.


Solar PV has decreased in cost over the last 10 years and is now considered one of the most cost effective and efficient ways to generate free, green energy.

With the continued rise in energy costs, a solar panel installation will not only help you reduce your annual energy bills but it will also reduce your carbon footprint and environmental impact.




However, solar PV isn't the only renewable technology we install, and it isn't the only technology that can help you save. Let's review a few renewable energy sources.


Wind Turbines- Wind power can be used in isolated off-grid systems, or microgrid systems, not connected to an electric distribution grid. In these applications, small wind electric systems can be used in combination with other components -- including a small solar electric system - to create hybrid power systems. Hybrid power systems can provide reliable off-grid power for homes, farms, or even entire communities (a co-housing project, for example) that are far from the nearest utility lines.






Heat Pumps- If you're looking for an eco-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to a gas boiler, a heat pump could be a great option. Not only can it help reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also save you money on your energy bills in the long run.


At Neutral Energy Solutions, we are committed to providing our customers with the best possible heat pump installation service, and we believe that our experience, expertise, and dedication to quality make us the best choice for anyone looking to invest in renewable energy.


Whether you're looking for an air source or a ground source heat pump, we're here to help.




Conclusion


Our energy specialists are always happy to help you make the best decision for your needs. We understand that choosing between insulation or a heat pump can be overwhelming, but we're here to help you make an informed decision that fits your specific requirements. Our mission is to ensure that you save big while also reducing your environmental impact.


Reducing utility bills and carbon footprint is important for several reasons. Firstly, it can help save money by reducing energy consumption, which can lead to lower utility bills. Secondly, it helps to reduce the carbon footprint of households, which can contribute to mitigating the impacts of climate change. Additionally, reducing energy consumption and carbon footprint can help preserve natural resources, reduce pollution, and create a more sustainable environment for future generations.


Start your energy-saving journey today, and make the first step by getting in touch.

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