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28/08/2023 Home & Lifestyle

10 Simple Energy-Saving Tips for Every Irish Home

Home Energy Savings Tips

As the days grow colder, ensure you're ready to face whatever winter throws your way. Although we cannot predict the weather, we can give you some tips from Calor on staying cosy and comfortable over the coming months.

1. Stay Well-Stocked

Calor customers can enjoy the convenience of automatic delivery. Our monitoring system ensures your tank is filled, keeping your radiators, cookers, and heaters fuelled. If you are not an automatic top-up customer, you can place your gas order through the MyCalorGas portal or by calling 01 450 5000. We would recommend getting your gas ordered before the busy winter period to make sure you have a full tank going into the winter months.

If you rely on Calor cylinders for your fire or heater, be sure to have an ample fuel supply for the upcoming months. Visit any of our local Calor retailers to ensure you're fully prepared for cooking and home heating. Please see our retailers map for your local retailers 

2. Seal Out the Cold

Even the smallest drafts can lead to significant heat loss in your home. Shutting doors and windows tightly can substantially reduce this loss. Additionally, use draught excluders and consider adding rugs or blankets to wooden floors to further retain warmth.

With cooler temperatures on the horizon, raising the indoor heating can prevent frozen pipes and the costly aftermath of burst pipes.

3. Safety First

Remember the "Three-Feet Rule" when using heaters – keep flammable items at least three feet away from your heater at all times. If you're enjoying a fire, ensure fireplace embers are extinguished before going to bed and always employ a fire guard.

Prioritise safety with working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home.

4. Protect Your Pipes

Maintain a consistent thermostat setting day and night to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting, especially if your home will be unoccupied. Know the location of your water shut-off valve in case of a burst pipe during extreme weather.

5. Care for your Boiler

An energy-efficient gas boiler saves you money and hassle. While a regular boiler service keeps your system working at peak efficiency, it can also help technicians spot an issue before it becomes an expensive problem. Calor offer’s our customers a Boiler Upgrade Incentive Scheme for more details on the scheme click here

6. Bleed your Radiators

Trapped air in a radiator really affects how hot it will get. Keeping your radiators well bled allows the hot water to fill the whole interior of the radiator, giving out more heat. And if your radiators are working at their best, your boiler doesn’t have to work so hard – so everything is, even more, energy efficient.