Now Summer is officially over the dark nights and cold mornings are quickly drawing in. In the colder months we tend to use more energy to heat our homes. With rising energy prices it’s important we know where we can save money on our energy bills so, we don’t get hit with expensive and unexpected bills. In this article, we highlight how you can save money on your energy bills…
10 Ways to Save Money on your Energy Bills
Here are 10 ways you can save money on your energy bills:
- Switch to a new energy supplier
- Upgrade to a new energy efficient boiler
- Turn down your thermostat
- Turn off standby appliances
- Insulate your home
- Upgrade to double or triple glazing windows
- Install a smart meter
- Reduce your hot water usage
- Invest in energy efficient appliances
- Monitor your usage
Tips to Save Money on your Energy Bill
Switch to a new energy supplier – Have you switched your energy suppliers recently? If you haven’t recently switched to a new energy supplier or changed tariff then there’s a possibility you will be able to save money on your energy bills. Switching energy supplier or tariff could mean you will get a better deal and service. Using one of the very many energy comparison websites will allow you to compare prices from a variety of suppliers.
Upgrade to a new energy efficient boiler – According to the Energy Saving Trust heating and hot water accounts for approximately 62% of what we spend in a year on our energy bills. Upgrading to a new ‘A’ rate energy efficient boiler will sell you money on your energy bills. Although a new boiler and installation could cost you between £1,500 and £4,000 it is much more cost effective in the long run because energy efficient boilers are 90% more efficient. Here at fixx, we can install your new boiler within just 24 hours of your enquiry at a competitive price and all of our Gas engineers are on the Gas Safe Register so, you can have peace of mind that your new boiler is installed safely and efficiently. To enquire about a boiler installation with fixx please contact us on 0330 3530 365.
Turn down your thermostat – By just turning down your thermostat by 1ºC can save you up to £75 a year in a typical home, according to the Energy Saving Trust.
Turn off standby appliances – If you have appliances in your home stood on standby switching the off properly at the plug could save you on average £30 a year.
Insulate and draught-proof your home – Insulating your home can help to stop heat escaping your home. A cold draught can cause your home to lose heat buying draught excluders or draught proofing kits will help to prevent heat escaping your home.
Upgrade to double or triple glazing windows – Upgrading your windows to double or triple glazing will help to insulate your home from the cold, reduce your energy bills and will reduce noise. Fixx are locks and glazing specialists, take a look at our locks and glazing services.
Install a smart meter – Installing a smart meter in your home will allow you to see how much you are spending on your energy bills in pounds and pence. By knowing how much money you are spending on your gas and electricity will give you full control of how much you are spending on your electricity bills.
Reduce your hot water usage – Reducing the amount of hot water you use in your home will save you more money on your energy bill. Changing to a low shower head and changing the temperature on your washing will reduce the amount of hot water you are using.
Invest in energy efficient appliances – If you need to replace appliances within your home make sure you choose ones with high energy efficiency rating.
Monitor your usage – Monitoring your energy consumption levels can help you decide whether you need to change the way you use your energy. By installing a smart-meter you can accurately monitor your usage.