Nowadays, people are looking for ways to save some money energy bills and the Nesta charity found an easy way to do it.
They created the Money Saving Boiler Challenge to help people save money and cut tons of carbon emissions.
All households have to do is lower the flow temperature of their combi boiler to 60°C and the average household could save £112 a year energy bills.
This is because the flow temperatures of 70 °C or 80 °C are often set too high. Turning it down would help save overall gas usage.
(although it’s called Money Saving, it has nothing to do with me or MSE)
— Martin Lewis (@MartinSLewis) October 11, 2022
For an average household with an annual gas consumption of 12,000 kWh, reducing the flow to 60°C would save 1,092 kWh of gas per year, which is approx current pricesequates to a saving of £112 per year.
On their website Nesta said: “If 10 million homes lowered the head temperature of their combi boilers to 60ºC or below, it could save £1billion Energy bills in the UK and save 1.7 million tons of CO2 emissions – the equivalent of almost six million transatlantic flights.”
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martin lewis drew attention to this scheme on his Twitter, where he wrote: “A single change to the setting of your combi boiler (the most common type) could save you money. Take on the new cauldron challenge from the charity Nesta (although it’s called saving money, it’s nothing to do with me or MSE)”.
How can I change my boiler flow temperature?
Nesta has a helpful step-by-step guide on how to change the boiler flow temperature on its website which can be found here.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23040728.simple-boiler-change-can-help-save-100-year-energy-bills/?ref=rss A simple boiler change can help save over £100 a year on energy costs