Lower Electricity Bills - How to Save Money in No Time
Save hundreds of pounds on energy bills with these top tips. Discover ways to reduce your carbon footprint and create a more energy-efficient home.
Here are the top 6 ways to save money on electricity!
1: Use heating controls
Invest in heating controls such as thermostats, programmers and thermostatic radiator valves.
A simple home installation and using them efficiently, could save you almost £75 each year. As well as lower your home’s carbon emissions by 320kg annually. Be sure to have heating controls that allow you to:
- Turn water heating on and off
- Heat only selected areas of the home, and only as needed
- Customise temperature for specific areas in your home depending on the size of the room
The Energy Saving Trust estimates that by reducing temperatures by one degree celsius could reduce your electricity bill by £60 a year!
2: Splurging on expensive heaters could be worth it for its efficiency
It may be a tad expensive, but only at the start! Here are some of the most efficient heaters you can have.
If you have a smaller room or you only need to heat one area in your home, it’s cheaper to use a portable electric heater. Combined with a controllable thermostat, you can achieve maximum savings!
The fancier option, smart thermostats are the way to go if you love gadgets.
Smart thermostats allow you to adjust heating remotely through your mobile phone, computer or tablet. Imagine not having to get up every single time you need to adjust the temperature!
The most recent smart thermostats even have sophisticated features for additional time and cost savings. For example, when you leave your house, the heating turns off automatically. And when you arrive home, the heating kicks in. With this feature, say bye to accidentally leaving your heating on!
3: Replacing old lightbulbs
Lightbulbs from the past are not even close in efficiency when it comes to modern lighting.
Energy-saving lightbulbs are not only brighter but it’s also really cheap. The best type of bulb to go for are LED ones. On average, each bulb takes approximately £1.71 out of your electricity bill annually. This is because they use 90% less power compared to old (and ugly) bulbs. And these bulbs usually last longer anyway!
Another cool perk of LED bulbs is their ability to change colour. Imagine getting warmer, cooler, or even a disco setting, right at your fingertips.
So if you have a lightbulb from the early or late 2010s, it’s time to change those out!
4: Switching off and unplugging everything
Did you know that 25% of your monthly bill is due to unused but plugged in appliances?
That’s right! A massive chunk of what you pay on energy actually comes from appliances and lights you don’t even use. This is why it’s essential to switch off lights whenever you leave the room and unplug appliances when not in use or when you leave the house for extended periods.
Although tedious, it will certainly lower your bills straight away.
5: Insulate your home
The absolute best way to keep your home nice and toasty is by preventing heat from leaving from the get-go.
There are multiple ways to insulate the home, including cutting draughts.
Stop losing warmth to those pesky cracks and gaps in the doors, windows, and ceilings by consulting a professional such as Euro Energy Group! Professionals can quickly identify where you’re losing heat and troubleshoot the problem.
They usually inspect the following:
- Loft hatches
Stay ahead of heat loss to save up! Contact a professional at Euro Energy Group today.
6: Make use of electric storage heaters
Electric storage heaters are a work of art.
They are smart enough to store electricity during cheap tariff periods and use up the saved energy when your heating needs to kick in. Depending on where you live, your “off peak” tariffs are typically during the evenings.
Storage heater units function individually, making it easier to customise heating per room.
Total saved in a year: up to £1,022
If these tips and tricks are followed, you could cut around £1,022 each year on electricity alone!
Imagine the savings, just because you chose to be a little more energy-efficient and a bit more conscious about the environment.
Are you looking for professional heating help? Give Euro Energy Group a call today!