Think you should be paying less for your energy? Well, you might find that you can quickly cut your electricity bill by saving energy around your home. Although reducing your energy usage sounds like a lot of effort, by just making a few small lifestyle changes you could save hundreds of pounds per year.
Don’t believe us? Watch our quick video to find out how you can stop wasting power around your home.
How to save power
With the average household in the UK containing around 40-50 electrical appliances, it’s not surprising that most of us are wasting power in our homes. However, by simply remembering to switch off and unplug your electrical devices, you could save yourself a lot of cash. In fact, by just switching off appliances instead of leaving them on standby, and by unplugging any devices that are fully charged, you could save yourself a whopping £90 per year.
Want to know which electricals are costing you the most money? Here are the five most energy guzzling household appliances.
You can also ensure your appliances aren’t using more power than they need to by buying more energy efficient models. With many electrical appliances often left on for long periods of time, investing in an appliance that uses less energy to run will save you a lot of money down the line. If you’re not sure what to look out for when buying a new electrical device or gadget, have a read of our guide on energy efficient appliances.
Energy saving tips
As well as switching off electrical devices, there are also a few other ways you can save energy in your home. By excluding draughts, drawing and thermal lining your curtains, and moving furniture away from blocking radiators, you can save money on your heating bill.
You can also reduce the amount of heat lost in your home by ensuring your roof and walls are properly insulated. To find out more about how you can make these energy saving upgrades to your home, have a quick read through our guides on insulation to save even more energy and power.
In an uninsulated home, a third of the heat generated is lost through the walls and a quarter of the heat generated is lost through the roof, so it’s worth finding out if your home is insulated.
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