In today's modern high-tech world, we use more energy than ever before. This means that it's energy bills are higher than ever before. At the same time, we are always looking for ways to pinch pennies and make sure we keep our well-earned pounds. Here are some tips that will help reduce your energy bills.
- Control your Thermostat
Unnecessarily heating your home could cost potentially hundreds of pounds per year. Simply reducing your thermostat by one degree saves you £85 over the course of a year in a typical home. This is why you should not overlook your use of the thermostat, consider wearing more layers instead of turning up the heating. Using a NEST thermostat gives you precise control over your home's temperature.
- Switch to LED lightbulbs
Replace your incandescent light bulbs with LED lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs last longer than incandescent LEDs last about 25,000 hours whereas incadescent bulbs last around 1,000. LEDs are the most energy-efficient light bulbs and use 90% less energy than traditional incandescents. LED lightbulbs can pay for themselves through energy savings in a few months.
- Choose energy-efficient appliances
When you buy an appliance that uses energy, it will have a letter, telling you how ecological it is an how much energy it saves. By only buying A or A+ appliances may cost more initially, due to the more advanced technology, but in the long term you will earn this money back in the energy you save.
- Have an Electrical Condition Report
Whether in a domestic or commercial situation, having an electrical condition report, such as an EICR, can save you a lot of money in the long term. Faulty electrical installations can cause fires, damage electrical appliances and kill, so you can definitely benefit from having your home, or commercial property, analysed by an Electrician.
- Energy Monitor
An energy monitor is a small electrical device you can keep in your home that will allow you to keep track of how much energy you are using, and how much it costs you. There are various ways you can use this to save money: you may not realise how much energy your appliances use when left on, and this will allow you to monitor that. Initially, you may realise some things use more energy than you realise and decide to use them more sparingly or not at all. Cutting back on your energy consumption saves money!