Domestic Energy Savings

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Published: 13 Feb 2017

Domestic Energy Savings

There are plenty of ways to save money on your energy bills at home, one of the best being LED lighting. LED lights use a lot less power than your conventional lamps by using much lower wattage requirements, leading you to lower utility bills. As well as lowering your bills LED lighting also offers you reduced carbon emissions and should lower your maintenance costs.

DATON Electricals range of LED lights offers no buzzing, no flickering and instant-on LED lights that can last up to 100,000 hours. We also offer dimmable LED’s that can also be connected to daylight and motion sensors to offer further savings.

Another good way to save on your energy bills is by using boiler controls correctly or having them installed if you don’t already have them. A few of the different types of boiler controls are, 24 hour timers, which control the heat put out throughout the day at different times so you don’t have your heating on all the time.  7 day programmers which will control the heat of the house throughout the week differing from day to day depending how it is set up by the user. Room thermostats which will turn off the boiler when the room is up to a set temperature. These are the most common type of boiler controls but there are many others to explore too.

Time clocks can also be used for different areas in the house to control when the electrics should be on or off. For example they can be used late at night to ensure that all the lighting in the house has been turned off whilst the home owner is asleep or during the day when the house is known to be empty. This does not only work with lighting but can also be used on heating and other appliances. It is so easy to forget to turn a light off when you go out, or leave your heating on when you go on holiday. But by having a time clock installed you won’t have to worry quite so much about this.

Another good way to save money on your bills if you have electric storage heaters is to utilise the way the heater thermostats are used. For advice on this please look at our electric heating page on the website or our last blog on electric heating.