Do you fancy cutting the cost of your energy bills in 2017? It’s amazing how just small changes can make a big difference! Here are a magnificent seven simple tips to help you save money this year!
Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States once said: “nothing is certain except death and taxes,” well, today we can easily include rising energy bills in that. With the new year upon us and I am sure one of the most popular resolutions for 2017 is saving money or at the very least budgeting what you do have better – we’ve got help at hand for cutting
your energy bills!
Play a game of draughts
It might sound simple (and it is!) but by stopping heat escaping through unwanted gaps around the house you can save money on your heating. An easy fix is to use some draught-proofing strips around windows, door frames and loft hatches and draught excluders for the bottom of doors.
See the light!
If you replace just one standard bulb with an LED equivalent can save you around £7.50 a year according to moneyplus.com, multiply that by each bulb, annually that’s a great saving!
Remember to switch off lights when they are not in use, for more information on bulbs, visit: www.which.co.uk/reviews/light-bulbs/article/five-tips-for-choosing-the-right-light-bulb
Avoid a heatwave
Worryingly, more than half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water – by turning down your thermostat by just one degree can save between £85 and £90 a year.
It all comes out in the wash
A simple fix, make the switch from 60 degrees to 40! Try washing your clothes at 40 degrees rather than 60, and when you do always put in a full load. If you can’t fill a load, make sure you use the correct setting for small loads and when your clothes are washed hang them rather than using a tumble dryer.
The heat of the kitchen
Do you oven cook? Try to avoid opening the oven door when cooking, every time you open it the temperature drops by about 15°c.
However, an easy way to bring warmth to your home once you have cooked is to leave the door open to help heat the kitchen.
Change can do you good!
If you’ve been with your current energy supplier more than 12 months, there’s a strong possibility that you could save some money by switching supplier.
In the past it could take up to six weeks to move supplier but thanks to pressure from the regulator and government, it’s now a much speedier process.
Now, on average it takes up to 17 days which includes a ‘cooling off’ period if you change your mind and according to research it can save you money! Visit: www.uswitch.com