Energy bills are at an all time high, with the average household paying an eye watering £1138 annually for their gas and electric. Whilst many people choose to not put their heating on in a bid to save money in the winter, there are in fact easier ways to save. There are several small changes you can make throughout your home to keep your energy bills down- here we have detailed our top five:
Put that light out!
Turning off your lights as well as any other electrical appliances not in use is one of the quickest and easiest ways of saving money. Turning appliances off at the power point will also help to save you even more than the switch or using a remote. You may think it won’t save much but over time those pennies will add up!
It can be tempting to put a wash on even if it’s just a couple of clothes, but to save some cash you should wait until the machine is full! You will also find the time of day you use your washing machine and the temperature have a big effect on your energy bill. Try washing your clothes in cold water and if you are on an Economy 7 tariff, washing at night will half the normal cost!
Energy Saving Bulbs
Energy saving bulbs have been around for years, but they are still an effective means of saving money! If you think of how much you use your lights, the 80 percent savings of an LED bulb will make a difference!
Closing the doors and windows in the rooms you spend the most time in will help to keep the heat in, ensuring you stay comfortable for longer and reducing your overall heating usage.
It’s easy to get stuck with the same supplier for years whilst they continue to increase their prices, which is why regular price comparison is key. By using price comparison websites, you can ensure you are getting the best prices for your energy bills each year.
Get in touch with Excelsior Electrical Contractors today!
If you are based in Manchester or the surrounding area and you would like to find out more about our services that we provide, contact us today by calling 0808 137 1451 and one of our expert electrical engineers will be happy to help. You can also reach our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .