Power and gas
When the budget is tight, energy prices can really weigh on your finances - but there are many ways to further reduce gas and power bills.
How to save money on energy bills
Switching suppliers is one of the best ways to save on energy bills. Depending on your current provider, you can save £300 by performing a cheaper conversion - and it requires very little effort. Comparing energy prices can help you find the cheapest tariff for your gas and electric consumption.
Changing energy can be one of the simplest ways to reduce energy costs, but you can also make changes at home to reduce costs. Besides the upfront cost, following all the tips in this energy saving guide can help you reduce your consumption.
How to save power (electricity)
You can make several changes at home to reduce your average electricity consumption. This includes the use of more efficient equipment and appliances, the replacement of old equipment, and the use of plugs to turn off unused equipment, from energy-saving light bulbs to energy-wasting dishwashers.
How to save gas
There are several things you can do to help reduce gas costs, such as upgrading gas appliances to more efficient models, installing smart thermostats to track use, and increased control of central heating.
The following energy saving tips provides you with tools and strategies to help you save on gas and electricity in your home.
1. Install a smart thermostat
The smart thermostat simplifies heating by heating the room you use.
You can also control by phone. You do not have to go back to a cold house.
Smart thermometers can cost hundreds of pounds, but the main model saves customers a third of heating costs.
2. Wash clothes at a lower temperature
Washing at 30 degrees instead of 40 degrees may be the third least expensive. This saves up to £50 a year. However, be sure to use a detergent suitable for this purpose.
We recommend washing with hot water from time to time to keep the machine clean.
3. Monitor your usage
A closer look at your level of consumption can help you decide when to change the way you use your energy.
Install smart meters to track consumption with accurate, real-time information.