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5 Energy Saving Ideas From Permaframe Ahead Of Big Energy Saving Week

Anyone who has endured an expensive Christmas will be doing all they can to save money in January and they can do it through their energy bills, not just in the short-term, but over the long-term too.

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This will be communicated to householders who participate in the forthcoming Big Energy Saving Week, which starts in a fortnight (running from 20th January).

A national annual campaign, it raises public awareness of how simple changes at home can make a big difference to energy bills.

What sort of changes might they be?

They will almost definitely include all, or at least some, of Permaframe’s own five energy-saving tips:

  1. Move to a different energy supplier

Are you on the cheapest available tariff? If you’ve never switched energy supplier before, we can tell you for definite that you’re not! Switching supplier is a must.

All you need to do to find a more affordable energy package is to get your most recent gas and electricity bill and put in your current energy usage on a comparison site, like uSwitch.

Once you have committed to a brand-new tariff, your new supplier will contact your existing supplier to arrange the switchover – it’s as simple as that!

  1. Avoid leaving appliances on standby

You need to get out of the habit of using the standby button for your TV instead of just pressing the off switch or pulling out the plug. And it’s not just your TV that you should stop leaving on standby.

Stereos, games consoles, laptops and set-top boxes should also be switched off properly as the Energy Saving Trust estimates that up to £80 a year is wasted in the average home due to appliances left on standby.

  1. Knock down your heating a little

Modern properties are well-insulated and have energy efficient heating systems, so there’s no need to have your heating on too high if you live in this sort of house.

It’s said that 18°C is the ideal room temperature for a healthy and well-dressed person.

You can also have a smart thermostat fitted to give you the option of controlling your heating remotely when you’re away from the house.

  1. Dress appropriately for the time of year

We mentioned in the last point about being “well-dressed”. What we mean by that is that in wintertime, even in the comfort of your own home, you shouldn’t be sat indoors in a t-shirt and shorts.

It’s jumper season. Get your thickest knit on and a cosy pair of pants, pop on a pair of slippers to keep your feet warm and cuddle up to your partner or the family pet. Wearing a hat is taking things a bit too far though.

  1. Upgrade to energy efficient windows and doors

This is where Permaframe comes into the equation. Leave it to our top team of fitters to remove your current windows and doors and install energy efficient replacements.

It will be the most effective energy-saving measure you can make, saving you a fortune over the next decade or more (our guarantee lasts for 10 years).

Our windows are A+ energy rated as standard, and our replacement doors aren’t far behind them in efficiency terms. See what your window and door options are in our FREE colour brochure.











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