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What can I do if I am worried about gas prices?

1st Oct, 2021 | Gas Safety, Heating, Plumbing

So here we are again…

A new month means a new blog post, and while we could talk to you about our latest vanity unit or project, somehow given everything being shown on the news and media; this seems more appropriate.

Here for you…

Don’t worry we aren’t going to go on and on about how gas and energy prices are rising because we know you’ve heard it all before. But what we would like to say, and this is probably the most important, is that we are here for you. Yes, we aren’t an energy supplier, but we are a part of the wonderful Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire community, and to us being part of a community, means being there for the people in it. So, if you have anything on your mind, we would like you to know that we are open for a cup of tea or coffee, a chat and a listening ear, or even a relaxing look around our bespoke Newark showroom. After all, what better way to escape your troubles than by having a cuppa and a chat in than an environment of beautiful products and friendly people.

That’s not all though, we have some tips for you that might not solve your problems, but they may give you a bit of help during a time that we appreciate is tough on many households.

Get in control with a Smart Meter:

Firstly, if you follow us on social media, you may have seen a recent post from us about how switching to a smart meter may allow you to get back or remain in control of your energy usage and subsequent energy bills. Smart meters are new meters that are installed in your home to replace existing meters. When they are installed, you are provided with a smart energy display that allows you an insight into a few things you probably weren’t aware of, and it is with this knowledge that you can start getting in control.

Your smart display will allow you to see a breakdown of how much energy your appliances are using in your home, as well as which times of day you are using the most energy. This means that you can make informed decisions on which appliances to use or maybe even switch off, and it may well be that switching these appliances off at the plug when they are not in use can see your energy bills start to decrease. Not only that but the display will also enable you to set yourself budgets, which may help you to plan more around your energy consumption, allowing you to plan for the future and budget your finances accordingly.

Most importantly though, smart meters keep track of the exact amounts of energy you are using, no reliance of meter readings and direct debits or estimated bills and the inevitable uncertainty and inaccuracy that can accompany them. No more overpaying for energy you’re not using.

Interested? Speak to your energy supplier today, see if you can make the switch.

Turn down your thermostat…

Did you know that turning down your thermostat by just 1 degree can save you an average of £100 per year?

Just something simple and very easy like this can provide you with savings on the amount of energy you are using and subsequently the amount of money you’re spending on your bills. By turning down the temperature you are heating your home to, you aren’t using as much energy because you don’t need to heat an area to a hotter degree; and the less you need to heat something – the less energy you will need to do it.

 

Cleanse your heating system…

Finally, when was the last time you cleansed your heating system?

It might not be something you do, but it is something we should all do every 5-6 years, and it could save you a bit of money. When you flush your heating system you can restore your boiler and heating system to its original peak condition. The process is simple, a high velocity of water combined with chemicals such as a sludge breaker and descaler is pushed through the heating system, and it’s this combination with the surge of water that can then break down and remove debris, rust, or blockages. It’s the removal of this that cleanses the pipes and will allow your system an improved circulation, in turn meaning hot water flows more easily and an area can be heated quicker. Essentially, this means your system may work much more efficiently and may be required for shorter periods of time; and the shorter the length of time, the less time you are paying for. Plus, a healthier heating system is less likely to need repairs.  This is also just one of the services that we can provide to our clients, for more information please get in touch on 01636 551555.

 

We hope these tips will help you this Autumn and Winter to stay warm but with a reduced energy bill.

Remember as well, at Warner’s we aren’t just about bathroom and wet room renovations, we offer general plumbing and heating services too, because when it comes to bathrooms, we know that its more than just the initial renovation. We really are here for you.

Have a lovely October,

Team Warner’s