Only Use What You Need
One massive problem for most homeowners is a waste of energy. That means leaving lights on when no one is in the room, or leaving appliances plugged in even if they are not active. As long as the circuit is open, you are being billed for electricity. Turn off any switches, lights and appliances that you are not using to make sure you don’t use more energy than you need. One great way to be more efficient with your energy usage is to use prepaid electric. It is a pay as you go service, so you can only buy as much as you can afford.
Replace Your Boiler
Old boilers are not energy efficient. In fact, they will lose a great deal of heat if you do not maintain properly. Also, they won’t pump the heat around your house effectively when they are old and ragged. Changing your boiler is the only option you have at your disposal, even though it is an expensive one in the short-term. In the long-term, a new boiler will save you a lot of money.
Insulate The Wall Cavities & The Roof
You don’t have to be a DIY expert to insulate your home. Just find the places where it loses most of its heat, and fill it with insulation. Most properties lose heat through the walls and the roof. As a result, you want to stuff the attic with insulation and the wall cavities if you can get into them. If you can’t, some companies do it for free.
Any glass needs to be double glazing. Double glazing works by trapping the air in a vacuum, so hot air cannot get out and cold air cannot get inside. On average, it could save you up to two hundred pounds a year, which is a massive saving. Plus, it also cuts out noise pollution, which won’t cut your energy bills but it will cut out the annoying noise!
Small savings make a big difference in reducing your energy bills. So, even if the tips above don’t seem like much, they will soon add up in the end and cut your household energy costs.
Site last updated: 19. September 2018