You Can Cut Your Energy Bills Now

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If you would like to spend less money on your utility bills and more on doing the things you really love like travelling, going to concerts and updating your wardrobe, you will be happy to hear that there are a number of simple things you can do to seriously cut down the cost of your energy bills and have more fun.

Check out these quick tips for cutting your energy bills right now:

Switch Suppliers

No matter which company supplies your energy, there is a good chance that, if you haven’t switched in the past 2-4 years, you will be able to make savings by doing so now. There are a lot of competitive offers which could see you save as much as £400 if only you take the time to check out price comparison sites, like https://www.uswitch.com/, and make the switch.

Switch to LED Lightbulbs

LED lightbulbs are much more efficient than older bulbs, so if you’re still using the old-style filament bulbs, now is the time to make a change. You could save as much as £250 per year by using some of the bulbs at www.ledison-led-lights.co.uk, which isn’t to be sniffed at.

Turn the Thermostat Down

Turning the thermostat down by only 1ºC could cut your heating bill by up to £85 per year and you won’t even notice the difference! If you do feel the chill with such a minor adjustment, just put on another layer and see the savings mount up. It’ll be worth it when you can use the money saved to buy a new holiday outfit!

Banish Draughts

You could save around £50 per year just by blocking any draughts. Draft excluders can be bought cheaply at http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/diy/doors-and-door-furniture/draught-excluder, so what are you waiting for?

Buy Energy Efficient Appliances

Whenever one of your appliances breaks down, and it’s no longer viable to have it repaired, make sure that you buy an energy efficient replacement to save upwards of £220 per year, which you can put straight into your holiday fund. Buying an efficient washing machine, tumble dryer and cooker is particularly important as they tend to be the biggest consumers of gas and electricity.

Invest in a New Boiler

If your boiler is an older model, which features no controls, replacing it with a newer condensing boiler could save you a massive £652 per year – that’s enough to have a great weekend city break in Paris or Prague!

Monitor Your Usage

By buying an energy monitor and keeping an eye on your energy consumption, you can work out when you use the most energy so that you can make any necessary cutbacks. A decent energy monitor will only set you back £25, so it’s well worth the investment.

Get a Grant

Many people in the UK may be eligible for all manner of energy saving grants for things like solar panel installation, insulation to keep the heat in and even new boilers. It’s always worth checking if you’re eligible for any of these because if you are, the savings could be huge.

Good luck with your energy saving efforts. Let me know if you have any other ideas for saving money!

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