Five Foolproof Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bills

Ellie Green
Authored by Ellie Green
Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2024 - 22:28

If you’re sick to death of seeing your energy bills go up each year and are willing to do anything it takes to reduce them, then you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a homeowner, privately rent, or a student, there are lots of things that you can do to save energy, lower your bills, and reduce your carbon footprint in the process. Discover them all below!

  1. Understand your energy bill

If you don’t understand your energy bill, you’re far from alone. Most people either don’t read the information on their gas and electricity bills because they can’t be bothered or because they find it too confusing. Either way, if you want to save money, this needs to change.

  1. Add insulation

Does your home have sufficient loft, roof, and wall insulation? If not, this could be the reason why your energy bill is so high. Insulating your home doesn’t cost a lot of money but it can have a massive effect on the amount of heat lost from your home. If you can’t afford insulation, it’s worth looking into free funding from Green Improve to see if you qualify.  

  1. Turn off the lights

If you’re guilty of leaving the lights on when you leave a room or, worse, when you leave your home entirely, then now’s the time to stop doing this. Although it isn’t a huge saving, if you do start turning off any lights in your home that you’re not using, this could shave around £25 off your annual energy bill.

You may also want to invest in smart lighting, which enables you to control the lighting in your home from your smartphone. This means that you can turn the lights on and off even when you’re not at home.

  1. Switch to showers

For those who love to relax in the bath at the end of a long day, look away now. As you might expect, running a bath every evening uses a lot more energy than taking a shower, so this is a great way to lower your daily usage.

Of course, this only works if you limit the amount of time you spend in the shower. Ideally, you should spend no longer than 10 minutes per day in the shower if you want to enjoy significant savings.

  1. Be savvy in the kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home but it’s also where you use and waste a lot of energy. For example, think about the last time that you boiled the kettle. Did you fill it right to the top or did you add just enough water to make the hot drink of your choice? If it was the former, then you need to be more savvy in the kitchen.

Another good idea is to fit an aerator onto your kitchen tap, as this can help you to use less water without it affecting your ability to wash and rinse your dishes.  

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