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How To Lower Your Energy Bills

Energy bills have roughly doubled in the last 5 years and many people are finding theirs increasingly unmanageable. However, there are a myriad of ways to lower your energy footprint and, most importantly, save yourself a ton of cash!

Staying Warm

There are many ways to stay warm without even having to turn up the heating.

  • Wearing warmer clothes and multiple layers will reduce the need to put the heating on.

  • As with warmer clothes, using a hot water bottle will keep you warm without the need to turn the heating on.

  • Installing thicker curtains and draught excluders will help trap hot air inside your home and reduce the cost of your heating bill.

  • Something as simple as making hot drinks throughout the day will help to keep you warm, eliminating the need to turn the heating on.


Saving Water

It’s really easy to waste 1000s of litres of water every year just by being careless. There are several ways to lower the amount of wastewater you produce.

  • Firstly, installing a water meter will encourage you to waste as little money as possible. It’s easier to waste water when every drop isn’t being counted!

  • Watering your plants with a watering can rather than a hosepipe will not only save a ton of water, which will mostly evaporate anyway, it’ll also help stop you from over watering your plants.

  • When brushing your teeth, turn the tap off. This can save you around 10 litres of water every time you brush.

  • Spending less time in the shower can save you, depending on the model of your shower, over a hundred litres every time.

  • This is an obvious one, but fixing a dripping or leaking tap can prevent the waste of several litres of water every day. It’s often as simple as tightening the tap by yourself.

  • Only use your washing machine and dishwasher if you have a full load to wash. This will help you save power as well as water.

  • Installing a cistern displacement device in the cistern of your toilet will reduce the amount of water used in each flush.

  • Keeping water in the fridge will eliminate the need to run the cold tap until the water turns cold.


Saving Energy

There are several ways to reduce the amount of wasted gas and electricity in your home.

  • Install an energy monitor. With this you can accurately measure how much electricity you’re using and where you’re using it, therefore, you can figure out where you need to be more savvy.

  • Nowadays, there are a ton of energy providers to choose from. Shop around to see who can give you the best tariff.

  • As simple as it seems, turning off your lights and using energy saving light bulbs can save you a ton of money, more than you might think - over £50 per year.

  • Energy suppliers are now offering free insulation installations that you should take advantage of. This will trap the hot air in, reducing your heating bill.

  • If you haven’t already, seriously consider installing double glazing. Although the cost can be a bit of a turn off, it not only helps to keep your home warm but it also helps reduce outside noise.

  • Newer energy efficient boilers can potentially save you hundreds of pounds per year. However, there is a rather large upfront cost that will take several years to make up.

  • Turn off all the radiators in rooms you’re not currently using and have the heating on when you’re actually home. This will cut down on the amount of gas the boiler needs to burn and save you money.

  • Insulating your boiler and pipes will save you around £50 per year. The insulation is pretty cheap and will have saved you money in the first year.

  • Washing your clothes on a 30° cycle instead of a 40° cycle can save you around £10 per year.

Taking everything onboard, you could end up saving yourself hundreds of pounds every year just by being smarter with your energy and water usage.


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    Alistair MacNicol

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