We know the cost-of-living increases are a concern for many, so we’ve put together some advice to help you reduce your energy use in your home.
One of the main ways you can save energy in your home is by fine tuning the controls of your heating system. We've put together some guidance on how to do this and you can find out more by clicking here.
We've also outlined what we are doing to make sure we can improve the energy efficiency of our homes.
Scroll down to check out our tips and find out more!
Move furniture away from radiators
Valuable heat is often absorbed by furniture. Moving furniture helps your heating system warm the room up quickly and efficiently.
Close the doors
Trap the heat into the rooms you are using by shutting your internal doors and keeping window trickle vents open for ventilation.
Shut up shop
Close your curtains when the sun sets to keep the heat in. Having thick thermal curtains/blinds will also help.
Tailor your heating system to suit you
We've put together some guidance on how to programme your heating system to keep your home warm whilst using as little energy as possible.
Choose low-energy appliances
When it’s time to replace or upgrade, always consider those that are labelled as energy star certified and opt for LED lightbulbs.
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Our top energy saving tips for your appliances
What we're doing to improve the energy efficiency of our properties
Each year we spend around £4million upgrading our homes, and in 2022-2023, we allocated £1m to improving the energy efficiency of our properties. This includes installing cavity wall and loft insulation, modern double glazing and upgrading heating systems.
It doesn’t stop there. We’re working closely with partners such as E.ON and British Gas to carry out even more insulation upgrades on our behalf.
Work is underway preparing these programmes for the coming year. You can help us with our planning by sharing your gas and electric meter readings with us. We’re starting to ask all customers to share these with us to help us to assess which properties need to be prioritised for upgrades.
Are you concerned your loft is not well insulated? If you are a Thrive customer, please get in touch with us and we will advise – please don’t get in your loft to check.