10.17.2017

Ways to cut bills and save a slice of cash



The spiralling cost of household bills is something that all homeowners worry about, especially as we approach winter. It is always very frustrating when energy companies suddenly hike up their prices, but there are a few things that you can do about it yourself. In fact, some of the things on this list are very straightforward and cost little or no money. Other ones are a little more pricey to begin with, but the savings that you make are always worthwhile in the end. So, let’s get on with talking about them!

Switch Energy Supplier

One of the simplest and most effective ways to cut your household bills is by simply switching your supplier. Many people renew automatically despite the fact that it is likely a better deal is out there waiting for them. People are also put off by the perceived hassle of going elsewhere, but there are plenty of comparison websites that only require you to put in some basic details for you to receive some quotes.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

Reducing your household temperature by just a couple of degrees can save you a wedge of cash every year. Rather than having to do this manually every single time, you can make life even easier for yourself by installing a smart thermostat. This allows you to control your heating remotely via your smartphone or other device. Compare the different options out there and choose the one that is right for you.

Replace Your Light Bulbs



If you are still using old-fashioned light bulbs, now could well be the time to make the switch. Whereas traditional light bulbs will give you around 1,000 hours of usage, the best LED ones on the market will give you roughly 25,000 hours. If you have already made the switch, make sure you are buying ones of the right size so that they provide you with enough illumination. Also, always remember to switch them off when they are not in use.

Upgrade Your Appliances

Whenever you come to replacing an appliance, make sure that you go for the most energy efficient one that you can find. Some of the biggest savings you will make come from items like your washing machine and refrigerator, but you will even save cash upgrading something as small as your kettle. Another thing that you should look at is the difference between tank vs tankless water heaters. Advances are always being made in energy efficiency that are worth keeping up with.

Insulate Your Home

If your home is not currently well-insulated, you could be losing heat through the walls and roof. Loft insulation is usually the best starting point, but then you can move onto insulating cavity walls. You may already have some insulation that you can top up a little bit to further improve heat retention.

Cutting household bills is something that you should always be striving to achieve, and these are just a few of the best ways that you can do this.

        

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