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5 Tips to Save Money on Energy Bills During the Energy Crisis

It’s 2022. OFGEM has just raised the energy price cap & the cost of living is putting a squeeze on most households.

Whilst it isn’t an instant fix, being more conservative with energy can help save little bits here and there, and effectively, it all adds up.

Here's 5 handy tips on how to reduce energy bills.

Save Money on Energy Bills During the Energy Crisis

1. Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.

Turning off unused devices and appliances is a great way to save money in your household. Many people don’t realize how much they are spending on electricity and other utilities because they leave things on that they don’t need, like their TV and computer.

According to Glide, the average UK household’s energy bill stands at around ÂŁ1400 a year – with the amount spent varying depending on where you live.

This could be cut way down by ÂŁ120 on average if you exercise self-discipline by turning off devices when not using them.

2. Use a programmable thermostat.

Programmable thermostats can help save you money and be more environmentally friendly.

With the use of a programmable thermostat, you can set your energy usage to not exceed a certain price point.

This way, you will reduce your energy bills and help protect the environment.

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Using a programmable thermostat is easier than you might think, and with brands like Nest, you can now control your heating or cooling remotely from the luxury of your mobile device.

If you’re a landlord, you might find that using a programmable thermostat helps you keep tabs on your tenant’s energy consumption too, preventing overuse and adding longevity to boilers and other heating appliances’ life spans.

3. Choose energy efficient appliances & electronics.

Obviously, you don’t want to be spending unnecessary money on energy bills. It’s helpful to choose appliances and electronics that are up to snuff when it comes to their energy efficiency.

Some of the best choices out there include LED lightbulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs, Energy Star-labelled dishwashers, washing machines and other appliances.

Typically, lighting makes up around 15% of your household’s energy bill. The Energy Saving Trust says for every 60-watt bulb in your home, you could potentially save £3 a year with an energy saving alternative.

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4. Get your boiler replaced or maintained/serviced.

For most UK households, central heating can put a big dent in your wallet each year. 

Replacing an old, inefficient G-rated gas boiler can appear expensive, but in reality, putting a more modern, energy efficient A-rated boiler in can save you a fortune in the long run.

If your boiler is relatively new, you’ll still benefit financially from having it serviced. We recommend having your boiler serviced at least once per year.

5. Check your insulation for gaps or holes.

A cool breeze can often indicate a draught or damaged insulation, allowing heat to escape your home in the colder months. This means more energy being consumed and a bigger bill.

The age of your property can really be an indicator of how well your property is insulated, and if you’re not sure, you can always rely on an expert to check. 

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For example, properties built before 1920 didn’t regulate how well a property was insulated, so they aren’t likely to have much protection against the elements.

Foam or brush strips are a quick fix, but you’ll also want to check the sealant and caulk around doors and window frames for any gaps or damage.

 Little things like this can help you keep costs low and temperatures high in the winter months.

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