The cost of heating and powering your home is likely to be one of your most significant household expenses after your rent or mortgage payments. Receiving an extortionately high energy bill is one thing many homeowners dread, as no one wants to pay more than they need for electricity and gas. But, short of going without heating and sitting in the darkness, it can be hard to know how to make meaningful reductions in your energy bills. The good news is you don’t always need to make dramatic changes to start seeing your energy bills reduce. Making lots of smaller changes can have a cumulative effect and help you to achieve lower energy costs in your home. Here are some of the small changes that could help make a big difference to the cost of running your home:
Consider a Smart Meter
Smart meters are already installed in many homes across the UK; 3.1 million smart meters were installed in homes across Great Britain in 2020 alone. But, the big question everyone wants to know is Will a Smart Meter Save you Money? For some people, a smart meter in their home is a handy way to gauge energy usage in real-time. Seeing how much energy you are consuming at any given time can be an excellent way to make immediate changes to your energy use. You will be able to switch off appliances and see the amount of units (and money) you are saving straight away.
Make the Switch
If you feel you are currently spending more than you need for your energy, you may want to consider switching. One option to consider is contacting your existing supplier to discuss being moved onto a tariff that will save you money. Alternatively, switching energy suppliers can be a simple but highly effective way to save money on your gas and electricity bills. Switching to a new energy supplier does not have to be complicated. There are many comparison sites that allow you to compare energy providers and different tariffs to find the best option to suit your energy usage.
Improve Your Home
Making changes to your home can be another effective way to save money on your bills. No one wants to pay more than they need to for their energy bills, especially if much of that energy is wasted. There are a few adjustments you can make to your house that will help to improve its energy efficiency and could make some noticeable changes to your bill. Making sure your home is insulated correctly is an excellent starting point. Checking the insulation in your loft can help stop the heat from your home from travelling out of the roof, making it much easier to heat your home efficiently. Likewise, reducing draughts in your home will prevent your heat from escaping through your doors and windows.
Making these changes may seem like minor adjustments, but the cumulative effort should make a significant difference to your energy costs when combined.
A customizable subscription slide-in box to promote your newsletter
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.