We have all had the shock of opening an energy bill and it being higher than expected. With energy companies always trying to catch us out with higher tariffs, here are our top tips for saving money on your energy bills.
It may be the obvious decision, but many people tend to stick with their current provider, hoping that as they stay a loyal customer they will get a lower rate. Sadly, this is not the case, in fact the longer you are a customer the more you could be paying, that’s why its good to change provider every few years. Ofgem says that the average household could save £300 per year by switching gas and electricity supplier.
Reduce Your Usage
It goes without saying, using less energy will reduce your bills. Even small things such as only using some lights instead of all and turning off things when not interacting with them can dramatically decrease your costs. Even though it may be tempting to up your thermostat in Winter, putting on an extra layer of clothes can help to keep your energy bills low. The same goes for boiling more water than you need.
Upgrade to a Smart Metre
Smart Home technology is becoming increasing popular and Smart Metres are providing you with more control than ever on how you use your energy. From your Smart Metre you can see how much you are using at that present time and predicted figures. Plus, you can also control your appliances, turning them off through the metre when you think you have used more than you should.
Even though it may be a costly investment, it can be beneficial in the long run to have your home professionally insulated. The installation process doesn’t cause too much disruption and you will definitely feel the temperature difference in Winter.