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Energy Saving Tips

Save money

and the environment

Saving Energy

Cutting down on our energy use is not only good for our pockets but it is important for the environment. The cleanest form of energy is the energy that we don’t use.

At Calor, we provide cleaner energy, both LPG and our new renewable BioLPG. But we still think you can save money by using less energy.  Here are a few tips on how to do that.

1. Turn your thermostat down

Turning your thermostat down by just one degree won’t have a big impact on your warmth, but it will result in savings in your energy bill.  As the months get a little colder, don’t forget to keep a jumper handy. 

2. Don’t fill your kettle

Heating and cooling use a lot of energy. The more water in a kettle, the more energy it takes to boil.  If you are making one cuppa, just put in enough water for that. The same goes for boiling eggs and cooking pasta.

3. Cook smart

If you leave the lid off your pots and pans while cooking, you burn away energy. Putting the lid on a pot can reduce energy use by a third. If you have a cooker with different size hobs, try to match the pot size to the hob size – using too big a hob will drive up your energy use and your bills. See more about cooking with LPG here.

4. Get rid of the red light

That little red light shining on your TV means that it is on standby. Even though an appliance is on standby, it is still using energy. Other LPG appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and tumble driers also have standby modes.  When the red light is on, you are using electricity.  Leaving your TV on standby for one-year costs approximately €20 – that is just one TV.  Think of all the little red lights glowing around your house. Turn the power off and save the difference.

5. Insulate

Most modern homes have excellent insulation, but if you live in an older property you may not have this in place. Attic or wall insulation will help increase the warmth of your home and at the same time significantly reduce your bills.

6. Boiler upgrade

Any boiler that is over ten years old is not efficient by modern standards. Boiler technology has improved, leading to energy and cost savings. Calor is offering new customers a free boiler when they switch to LPG. Existing Calor customers can get a bonus of €300/£250 gas credit when they purchase a new boiler.

Is it easy to make the switch?

We make it easy. Our dedicated team of home energy experts will help you through the process highlighted by the steps below. We'll always be there to ensure your gas is topped up, your tank is serviced, and our customer care team are just a phone call away should you ever have any queries or concerns .

  • Register your interest

    We’ll arrange for our Energy Consultant to visit & assess your energy needs.

  • Tailored for you

    We’ll work out the best way to convert your home to gas and the best payment options.

  • Your boiler installation

    Your chosen RGII Gas Installer will fit your brand new ‘A’ rated LPG boiler.

  • Up and running

    Your Installer will connect your boiler to your gas tank, & arrange your first gas fill.