It’s no secret that energy prices remain soaring high through this cost of living crisis. Now is the time to take control of our finances by finding new ways of saving money on our energy bills each month.
This article explores five ways of saving money on your energy bills.
1. Back to Basics
If you’re wanting to save money on your energy bills then first off you should get back to basics and wrap up warm. Layers should be your best friend this winter if you’re trying to avoid putting the heating on.
Grab that jumper out of your wardrobe and put on some fluffy thick socks. Keeping your hands and feet warm especially will help with blood circulation, keeping your body at a higher temperature,
Also, don’t forget to get hold of a cosy hot water bottle as an extra under those layers.
2. Get Draught Proofing
There’s no point in paying to have your heating on if it’s escaping through small gaps around the house. Draughts and winds can come directly into the house through sneaky openings, also causing heat to escape through these gaps. These gaps could cause you to burn energy bill money without realising it.
Therefore, walk around the house and see if you can feel any light breezes. It’s best to check by the front door, living room windows, or near the garden. Once you find where the sneaky draughts are, get them proofed. This will stop you from wasting energy that may not be needed, and save you money.
3. Invest in an Electric Fireplace
Electric fireplaces are an excellent way to warm up just one part of your home. If you are struggling to relax in the evenings because of the cold, then getting an electric fireplace for your living room could be the answer to your problems.
The best thing about electric fireplaces is that they are much cheaper to run than boilers and are low maintenance to run.
4.Take Advantage of Heating Controls
The great thing about heating controls is that they allow you to set your heating to different temperatures as well as control temperatures for different parts of the house.
According to the energy saving trust, installing a thermostat, programmer or thermostatic radiator valves, will save the average household around £180 on energy bills each year. In fact, turning down your thermostat by 1°C should save you around £145 a year.
5. Sort Some Insulation
Sadly, around 25% of the heat in your home is lost through the roof. If you’re able to invest, then this can be reduced by installing 25cm of insulation throughout your loft.
Around a third of the heat in an uninsulated home is lost through your walls, so definitely find out what is going on in there as well, and get some insulation sorted if needed.
And there you have it – 5 ways to save money on your household’s energy bills as the cost of living continues to bite.
By making small tweaks to our lifestyle habits, as well as making small investments around the house, we can help ourselves during these difficult times, and take better control of our energy bill spending.