Energy Saving for your Home

Want to save money on your energy bills? We can give you professional advice on how to make your home more energy efficient with the latest technology and energy saving solutions.

Is your home energy efficient?

SGS can provide professional advice to help you save money on your energy bills and how to make your home more energy efficient.

By asking questions like these, we can recommend the latest energy efficient solutions to help your home run more efficiently:

  • How is your home heated?
  • When was your heating system last serviced?
  • What lighting is being used?
  • When were your electrics last checked?
  • Are there any appliances which are draining power?
  • What are the least energy efficient areas of your home?
  • How much energy does your home use currently?
  • What improvements could be made to help save energy?

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How can you save energy?

There are so many ways to save energy in your home, some can be done by making simple and small changes such as switching lights off when you leave the room, taking shorter showers for example, but to make real changes to efficiency you may want to consider solutions like these:

Annual Boiler Servicing

When was the last time you had your boiler or heating system serviced? We highly recommend an annual boiler service, to make sure it’s working safely and efficiently. If you have a new or recently installed boiler, it may also be a requirement of your boiler warranty.

Overtime, debris and dirt can build up within your boiler causing blockages and damage, as a result your boiler will no longer be able to operate efficiently. It has to work harder to produce the same amount of heat, which uses more energy and costs you more money.

If it’s been more than twelve months since your last service, contact us now to book it in

BOOK A SERVICE

engineer installing boiler

Is your boiler over 10 years old?

The older the boiler, the less energy efficient it’s likely to be.

Old boilers, especially ones that are over 10 years old, perform much less efficiently than their modern counterparts. An older boiler can waste as much as 40% of the energy it produces, meaning it’s only 60% efficient (equivalent to a G rating). In simple terms it has to work much harder to produce the same amount of energy, which costs you more money in the long run.

We work with some of the most trusted and reliable brands in the industry, Worcester BoschGlow WormVaillant and others, so we can offer you a range of A-rated energy efficient boilers that are designed to operate at 90% efficiency, or more.

If your boiler is over 8 or 10 years old, it’s worth starting to budget to replace it in the next few years.

Book a Boiler Quote

Rewiring, Electrical Testing and Safety Checks

Believe it or not, old wiring can cause higher energy bills. If you experience regular flickering lights, blown fuses or your system trips completely, it may be time for an electrical inspection. SGS electrical engineers are NICEIC registered and are therefore qualified to carry out electrical safety checks and re-wiring.

BOOK AN ELECTRICAL INSPECTION

Air Source Heat Pumps

An Air Source Heat Pump is a highly energy efficient way to heat your home, with efficiency rates of around 300%, compared to 90% for an A-rated gas boiler.

As part of the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target, air source heat pumps are fast becoming a popular and affordable solution to heating homes in the UK.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme* is a government incentive to assist with the upfront costs of replacing fossil fuel heating systems with a heat pump or biomass boiler (*check if you’re eligible).

From 23rd October 2023, the grants available are:
  • £7,500 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
  • £7,500 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump
  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler

Until 31st March 2027, there is NO VAT on renewable energy products, which includes heat pumps, so there’s never been a better time to install an Air Source Heat Pump.

GO GREEN

Solar PV

SGS are an accredited MCS member and EPVS registered, so you can rest assured that we’re qualified to help you choose the Solar PV solution that’s right for you.

Generating renewable energy with Solar solutions (Solar PV) can help you save money on your energy bills and give you a long term greener future. Even greater energy savings can be had if you couple your Solar PV with:

  • a solar compatible battery system to store excess energy
  • a solar power diverter to provide hot water
  • EV charger – to power your electric vehicle

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Solar Batteries and Energy Storage

Batteries for use without solar panels

Some batteries are suitable for use even when you don’t have solar panels. They’re designed to store energy from the grid during the cheapest “off-peak” times of day, so you can power your home for less at peak times of the day when the cost would usually be at it’s highest.

Batteries for use with a Solar PV system

The majority of homes use the least amount of electricity during the day, because that’s when most homes stand empty. Unfortunately, this also happens to be when solar panels generate the most amount of energy, energy which is often not fully utilised. By adding a battery to a solar PV system, you can store any excess energy captured during the day, then you can switch to battery power at night when your solar panels are no longer able to draw energy from the sun.

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Ways to Pay

When you choose your new installation such as Solar PV and Battery or an Air Source Heat Pump, you can pay the whole amount in full if you’d like, we accept most debit and credit cards. Or why not spread the cost with a flexible payment option?

Whatever you decide, we can help you choose an option that’s right for you so that you don’t miss out.

Why choose SGS?

Award Winning Services

We’ve been providing heating, plumbing and electrical services to the Salisbury area for over 35 years.

We’re a recognised Which? Trusted Trader, a member of Checkatrade and we’re registered with the major Industry Associations such as Gas Safe, NICEIC, HETAS & OFTEC and we have a large team of highly skilled and qualified engineers and experienced trades professionals.

You can trust SGS to take care of your property.

 

 

Heating

SGS are Gas Safe registered. We provide boiler installation, air source heat pumps and home heating solutions designed for you. There's no need to feel cold again.

Plumbing

From a leaking pipe, to fixing and renewing taps and toilets, SGS have all the professional plumbing expertise you need, all under one roof.

Electrical

SGS are NICEIC registered. We provide professional electrical services for PAT testing, rewiring, switches, sockets, EV chargers, solar PV and more.

YOUR SINGLE SOLUTION TO PROPERTY CARE

Renewable Energy

SGS offer a range of renewable energy solutions, from solar PV and batteries for home energy storage to air source heat pumps. So if you’re dreaming of a greener future, contact us now to find out more.

Go Green

Ways to Pay

When you choose your installation such as Solar PV or a new boiler, you can pay the whole amount in full if you’d like, we accept most debit and credit cards. Or why not spread the cost with a flexible payment option?

Ways to pay

SMART Home

SMART home solutions give you the ability to take control of your heating, lighting and security system. You can even switch the lights and heating on while you’re out, so you don’t have to return to a cold, dark home.

Get Smart

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