This year energy bills are on the rise as the big 6 energy suppliers are under pressure to put their energy prices up again it is only right that you may be concerned about your energy bills significantly increasing. So we have put together a list of 7 tips to help you keep your energy bills down.
7 Tips To Reduce Energy Bills
Use a Price Comparison Website – Make sure you are on the best energy tariff on the market, you can do this by going on a price comparison website such as uSwitch and looking at the best energy rates if you find rates that are better than your then make the switch. The switching process is easy and the only change you will notice is a reduction in the price of your energy bills.
Pay Energy Bills Online – Another way to save on your energy bills is to change the way that you pay them. Most energy suppliers give the best deals to their online customers so utilising this service may prove beneficial. Also a lot of energy suppliers favour you choosing to pay by monthly direct debit and offer discounts for opting in to this way of paying. Viewing your energy bills online instead of receiving them in the post can also save you a couple of pounds. All of these little savings add up so make sure you take advantage of them!
Only Use Your Heating When Necessary – Use a timer so that your heating only comes on when you are in the house to benefit from it. Also turn radiators off in any rooms your not using and close windows and doors when the heating is on. You can also make sure your radiators are working properly by checking your boiler pressure
Get Rid of Draughts From Your Home – Draught proofing your home can help you save on your energy bills and its also really simple. All you need to do is invest in the cheap materials you need to seal your window, doors, loft hatch, pipework and the one everyone forgets about your letterbox. By doing this you will be sure to save a bundle on your energy bills.
Wrap Up – There is no harm in wearing a jumper indoors! By wearing warmer clothes in your home during the winter months you can reduce the temperature that you heat your home, this can help you save about 10% on your energy bills which all adds up in the long run.
Regularly Read Your Meter – If you take a meter reading on a regular basis then all your bills will be accurate and not based on an estimate which is often higher than what you are actually using. We recommend taking your meter reading every three months and updating it with your supplier online. If you find you have been over paying then you are entitled to ask your supplier for the money back.
Upgrade Your Boiler – If you have an old boiler it could be using more energy than it needs to. By swapping your boiler for a newer more energy efficient boiler you could make a huge saving on your energy bills in the long run. Make sure that when looking for someone to install a new boiler you get someone that is gas safe registered to ensure the job is done professionally and safely.