This is an interesting question, and one that pops up unsurprisingly often. Most people feel that there could be savings to be made on their energy bills, but often they don’t know where their time, money and effort are best spent on working to reduce them.
On this page we are going to talk about some of our favourite techniques that you can apply in the next few months to get lower energy bills.
Switch energy supplier
You’ve maybe heard radio or TV adverts, or your friends and family talking about the financial benefits of switching your energy supplier. There’s a lot of truth in this, as more often than not, people are not on the cheapest tariff available. The tariffs chop and change all the time, plus offers and incentives get thrown into the mix, meaning it can cause great confusion when you try to switch energy supplier – but not with My Energy! Let us help you save up to £400 right now.
Grab a jumper and pull it over your head. Now, you can afford to turn your heating down one or two degrees, right? There is evidence that suggests turning down your central heating by an average of two degrees over the course of a whole year will save you £180 annually. This will require you dressing warmer around the home, which may not suit everyone, but is a reliable way of getting lower energy bills.
Turn the lights off
When you leave a room, turn the lights off. This is as simple a behavioural change as it gets, and we can guarantee we aren’t the first to tell you to do this. The savings will be noticeable over a few months after you begin actively conserving your light energy. We also recommend motion sensor controlled lighting for rooms with a very low amount of traffic, like bathrooms and garages.
Take a shower, not a bath
If you want to get lower energy bills, you need to look at the resources you use and find ways to either reduce or maximise them. A ten-minute shower will use less than half the amount of water as a bath, but you can even improve that statistic with a low-flow showerhead. These showerheads halve the water flow and lower energy bills by conserving the energy required to heat the water.
Digital detoxes are becoming more and more popular in UK households as we confront our reliance and addictions to technology, convenience gadgets and social media. People are switching off their phones, unplugging their televisions and focusing on family time, reading, cooking, hanging out with friends and learning. By unplugging appliances more often and having fun in other ways, you can get lower energy bills and feel happier and more refreshed.
Unplug your appliances
By unplugging appliances when you’re not using them, you can lower energy bills by as much as 10%. Over the course of the year, that could save you around £100. Appliances sat on standby are guilty of consuming small amounts of energy throughout your home, and unnecessarily so.
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