How to Save Energy and Reduce Your Gas Bills

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Energy saving tip

Take control of your bills and bring down your energy use by up to £180* a year, by using a full set of heating controls, including a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves. 

*Source EST. Savings are for a typical three-bedroom, gas-heated home in Great Britain, based on  October 2022 price cap.  

As we all know, the price of fuel to heat our homes has rocketed recently, and is set to rise even more this year.  As expert local heating engineers in Plymouth, we can give you a few tips on how to save energy, in an attempt to minimise the cost as much as possible. 

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Using Thermostatic Radiator Valves & Smart Heating Controls

Thermostatic Radiator Valves are a great way of helping to reduce your energy costs, as they allow you to adjust the temperature of individual radiators.  Turning radiators up and down in specific rooms when the rooms are not in use, can help to save money in the long term.  Smart heating controls connect to an app on your mobile phone, allowing you the convenience of controlling the temperature of your home at the push of a button, whether you are at home or not. 

Smart heating controls use a hub, a receiver and a smart thermostat, which work together.  The receiver will be wired to your boiler.  The hub connect to your internet router, which then connects with the app that you install on your mobile phone.  You can also use this to schedule when your heating switches on and off. 

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Ensure your appliances are working efficiently

One of the most frequent reasons people use more energy than they should is down to the inefficiency of appliances.  It is imperative that your boiler and central heating system are maintained and serviced on a regular basis.  If your boiler has a fault, or requires maintenance and is working inefficiently, it will be working overtime to heat the water and ultimately your property.  This results in more energy being used to perform the task, meaning higher bills for you as the consumer. 

At Moorland Heating Ltd., our gas engineers have decades of experience in providing boiler installation, boiler service and repair and can install and maintain any type of boiler, central heating or hot water system.  We are a professional and reliable company, with all of our engineers being Gas Safe Registered.  Our company work in conjunction with Worcester, Vaillant and Alpha, and have experience with all other manufacturers.

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Make Your Home Energy Efficient

There are things you can do in your home to help save energy and lower costs.  Simple things include: 

  • Ensuring your home is well-insulated. 
  • Checking and make repairs to damaged seals in windows and doors, which may be causing draughts. 
  • Setting your thermostat a few degrees lower – especially at night. 
  • Only having the heating on when required.* 
  • Turning off some radiators in rooms where heating is not required.* 

*Having the heating on all day at a low temperature being cheaper than switching it off when not required is a myth.  If you switch off some radiators around the home, the boiler will still use the same amount of energy to heat the property.  However, the boiler will be able to work more efficiently, as it does not have to heat so many radiators, therefore the property will reach the desired temperature quicker – meaning less gas will be required, saving money for you!

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Free, No-obligation Quote on Boiler Installation

If you need a new boiler, get in touch with Moorland Heating for your free, no obligation quote on 01752 338810.  Alternatively, use our online boiler quote tool to receive an estimate.  In order to give you a firm, fixed quotation, please contact us to make an appointment for one of our heating engineers to visit your property and make a proper assessment. 

Boiler and central heating finance is available for those who meet the criteria – please see our website for more details.

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Recent Reviews

Please see below, some of our recent 5-star reviews: 

“I use Moorland Heating annually to service my boiler and more recently my gas fire. Booking an appointment couldn’t be easier. The staff answer the phone promptly and are very accommodating with arranging a suitable date and approximate time. The engineers are prompt, polite and very knowledgeable offering additional advice if required such as changes in the law regarding appliances, flues etc. The work is completed in good time and any waste or mess is properly cleared. Additionally their prices are very competitive.”

Date of experience: 03 March 2023  (RG) 

“Moorland Heating are always reliable and trustworthy. We have used them for years and would not consider using another firm. Their work is professionally done to the highest standard. Our engineer Brad is courteous and very helpful. I would recommend them for all aspects of plumbing and heating work.”

Date of experience: 02 March 2023

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If you require kitchen or bathroom plumbing; central heating services; boiler servicing; boiler repair; new boiler installation; heating treatments or Landlord Services in Plymouth or the surrounding areas, please contact us on 01752 338810 or complete the contact form along with your phone number and we will call at a time convenient for you.