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Installing reflective radiator panels could save you £20 a year

With everyone thinking more about energy at the moment, we’ve put together some helpful tips to help save energy around the home. We teamed up with Energy Saving Trust to show you that by installing reflective radiator panels could save you around £20 a year.

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How to install reflective radiator panels

If you've tried all of our no-cost energy saving tips and you can afford to spend a little bit more to be extra vigilant you can install radiator panels.

According to Energy Saving Trust, installing reflective radiator panels could save you around £20 each year. These panels are lightweight and can be placed behind your radiators. They reflect the heat from your radiator back into your room.

  1. Measure your radiator

    Measure how tall and wide your radiator is. You’ll need to purchase enough reflective panel to cover the wall area behind the radiator.

  2. Research which panel is best for you

    There are a wide variety of sizes and types of reflective radiator panels out there. Some are also more expensive than others. So make sure you do your research and select the panel that works best for your situation.

  3. Install your reflective radiator panel

    There are a lot of handy videos out there that can show you how to properly place your panels once you’ve bought them.

    We only recommend installing radiator panels for uninsulated walls that lead outside. There’s not much benefit in installing these on insulated walls or internal walls that divide two heated rooms.

    If you’re not sure if your walls have been insulated, try checking your Energy Performance Certificate.

Is there help and advice for those worried about the rising costs of energy?

Yes, if you are worried about the rising cost of energy and being able to pay your energy bills, we have information on the support and help which may be available.

Find out more about the support available from the government including energy saving tips at the ‘Help for Households’ website.

Remember, by combining our smart energy tips you could save even more on your energy bills. Try reducing your boiler flow temperature or turning down your thermostat.

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How much could I pay to run household appliances?

The energy calculator below will show how the price cap change could affect the cost of using everyday household appliances. Simply update the drop down buttons with your estimated usage to see the costs.

The calculator below will show a cost estimate for the current price cap (April-June 2024), and compare that to the previous price cap (January-March 2024), and the price cap before that (October-December 2023). So you can see how your energy bills might have changed over time.

Please note: The electricity used by domestic appliances can vary depending on make and model, so we’ve used average power ratings. We have also used the price cap figures for a standard variable rate, so this calculator doesn't take into consideration any fixed tariffs or additional costs.

This calculator was last updated on 01/04/2024.

£37

Cost per month

Based on the current energy price cap

−£8

Compared to the previous price cap
(January-March 2024)

−£5

Compared to the price cap before the previous
(October-December 2023)

These energy saving tips are courtesy of Nesta and Energy Saving Trust

It’s important that you use the energy you need to keep warm, safe and healthy at home. Please visit Nesta and Energy Saving Trust for more information on how to safely implement these tips within your home.

Eligibility may vary. Consumer action required. Maximum savings obtained through installing on uninsulated external walls on a three-bedroom, semi-detached, combi boiler gas-heated home in Great Britain, paying 6.04p/kWh for gas and 24.5p/kWh for electricity and correct as of April 2024. Figures on smart meter display are for illustrative purposes only.

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