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Energy Saving Tips

Energy saving tips

At Sprint we realise that a large number of our customers live in rural areas and in houses that may be older than most. As a consequence, our customers and their homes may be more open to drafts and the elements than they should be. Here we offer a few tips on how best to save energy, and therefore money, to help you and the environment around you.

Energy savings with Sprint:

Regular oil fired boiler and cooker maintenance
Regular annual oil fired boiler and cooker servicing will ensure that they run as efficiently as possible. If your boiler is over 15 years old you may wish to check with Boiler team to see if there are more energy efficient appliances on the market.
Premium Heating Oil Additive
Our Premium Heating Oil Additive is designed to make your boiler run more efficiently. It is added to your tank before the delivery commences so as the fuel is added it mixes well. We do not recommend Premium Heating Oil additive if you have an oil fired cooker.

Premium Aga Additive

Our Premium Aga Additive is designed to make your oil fired cooker run more efficiently. It is added to your tank before the delivery commences so as the fuel is added it mixes well.

 

Energy savings in other areas of the house:

Insulation
Insulating your home is one simple way of improving energy efficiency. Insulating your loft area to a depth of 270mm could lead to savings on energy bills of up to £200 a year. Cavity wall insulation will also reduce heat loss through the walls of your home.
Switch off appliances
On average, UK households spend £35 a year each powering appliances left in standby mode. This is the energy used by certain appliances when they are not in use and not switched off at the plug. The Energy Saving Trust has recommended products available to help cut down your standby electricity consumption, such as standby savers that allow you to easily turn all of your appliances off from standby without having to reach for the plug.
Draught proofing
Using draught excluders for doors and windows reduces the amount of warm air escaping thereby ensuring your heating oil is used to warm your house not the air outside.