The typical family house in the United Kingdom spends roughly £1,254 each and every year on using energy. For most families, this is probably the biggest single cost that they have to incur on an annual basis. With energy costing so much, it is no surprise then that many people look for ways that they can reduce their energy bills, even if it is only by a few pounds each month.
Some of the best things that you can do are listed below for you to read and implement in your own home in order to bring about substantial cost savings.
Use Efficient Products
When a product or an appliance has come to the end of its life and needs replacing, you should replace it with one that has as high an energy efficiency rating as you can afford. Look for those one with an A+++ rating. By using a washing machine with this very highest rating, compared to one with an A+ rating, it will save £65 over the life span of the product. With a fridge freezer that has the same rating, it will save as much as £320 over the life span of the product.
Install Double Glazing
Double glazed windows and doors work to keep the cold from getting into your home, as well as keeping the heat in. In addition to this, double glazing is also great at keeping the loud noise of passing traffic from out of your home also. By switching from single glazed windows and doors to double glazed, it will save a family around £110 per year on their energy bill.
Turn Off Products
When you are not using a product or appliance, you should switch the power off at the plug rather than simply leaving it to sit on standby. If the plug socket is difficult to reach, you can now get ones that can be controlled by an application on your mobile phone, so you can switch the power off from the comfort of your bed, sofa, or a different property altogether. By doing this, it will save a family around £30 per year on their energy bill.
Insulate Your Loft
By placing insulation in your loft, it stops the heat from your home escaping via the roof, thus keeping the entire property warmer. However, this is something that most people cannot do themselves, so it is best to employ a professional tradesperson to put the insulation into your loft, rather than attempting to do it yourself. Although this will add to the cost, insulating your loft will save a family around £135 per year on their energy bill.
Should you not be able to implement all or even any of these tips, then do not get too worried, as there is only so much that you can ever be charged for the energy that you use in your home thanks to the energy price cap. Visit the Utility Bidder to find out more about how exactly this works.
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