If you’re not someone who’s not already energy conscious, you’ve come to the right place. If there’s one area that a lot of us could do with brushing up on, it’s our energy usage and how to reduce it. We moan about how high our bills are, but many of us don’t make a conscious effort to reduce our usage and save money. Regardless of how many people live in your home, there are plenty of things that you can do to reduce the cost of your energy. These range from simple, small changes you can make instantly to things that require a little more thought. Whatever your home situation, there are lots of ways you can reduce you energy usage and save money.
Compare energy prices
The easiest way that you can save money on the cost of your energy is by comparing energy prices. To do this, use comparison sites like Befuddled.co.uk and see whether you could save money by swapping to a different provider. The savings you could make by swapping may only be a few pounds a month but remember it all adds up. If, for example, by swapping from Spark to NPower you could save £10 a month, in a year you’d be saving £120. Over ten years, you’d save £1200 just by swapping providers. So it’s definitely something that’s worth considering.
Turn down the thermostat
The main use of energy in your home is, of course, your thermostat. To save on your energy usage, turn it down by two degrees. This shouldn’t affect the warmth of your home or how hot your water feels but it will save you money. Give this a go and see if you notice the difference – the chances are, you won’t. To find out more about turning down your thermostat, check out Iwillteachyoutoberich.com.
Don’t leave electronics on standby
It might be easier to switch the television off using the controller but by doing that you’re putting it on standby, not turning it off. Think about how many electronic devices in your home are left on standby. From your microwave to your computer, you’re most probably wasting a lot of energy. The energy used when a device is on standby is low. However, over time that builds up and raises the cost of your energy bills. To reduce your energy usage and save money, encourage your family to turn appliances off, instead of leaving them on standby.
Upgrade your boiler and other appliances
This one may seem like an expensive way of cutting your energy costs but hear me out. Often, old boilers and household appliances – cookers, washing machines, etc., use a lot of energy. Whereas, newer models are much more energy efficient. Although replacing all your old appliances with new ones will mean a big investment, in the long run, it will save you money.
Energy can be expensive; there’s no doubt about it. However, there are plenty of things that you can do to cut the cost of your bills. From ensuring devices aren’t left on standby to swapping your boiler, cutting your energy costs doesn’t have to be difficult.