In a typical UK household, heating and hot water accounts for around 84% of the total energy use. Given that the cost of energy has increased by nearly 170% in the last decade, it's really important to be as energy efficient as possible to reduce the cost of home heating. One of the best ways to make your home more energy efficient is to install effective heating controls - in fact, you could reduce your energy consumption by up to 53%. Click on the tabs below to find out more about how to make your home more energy efficient.
Learn more about energy efficiency with our quick-access facts.
Home heating & hot water
Heating and hot water accounts for around 84% of the total energy use in UK homes.
UK heating systems
Over 95% of homes have a boiler. Of these, 800,000 have no controls at all, almost 8 million have no room thermostat and over 70% lack the minimum levels of controls in the 2010 building regulations.
Energy savings with controls
Using an on/off load compensating thermostat together with TRVs can reduce energy usage by up to 53%.
Turn down 1°C
Turning your room thermostat down by one degree can potentially save £85 - £90 and 310kg - 360kg carbon dioxide per year (Energy Savings Trust Report)
The recommended temperature setting for homes is 18 – 21°C but you can alter this depending on your individual requirements.