If you haven’t already done so, upgrade your existing oil boiler to a high efficiency condensing unit. We calculate that for a typical family home, this could reduce your energy bills by about 30%. It will also reduce your carbon emissions.
Do everything you can to maximise the energy performance of your home. Increasing your loft and wall insulation or adding double glazing can really help to reduce your energy bills.
Improve your system controls. Room controls and thermostatically controlled radiators mean you only heat the rooms you need – preventing unnecessary energy use.
Combine your oil system with renewable energy to give you a ‘best of both worlds’ solution.
Turn it down and shop around. Surprising as it sounds, many people overheat their homes. Just turning your thermostat down by one degree can save a lot of money. Buying your oil in the summer and shopping around for the best price could also make a considerable difference to how much you pay but remember to order from a UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) member who are covered by a code of practice.
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