Following the price cap rise that UK energy companies can charge their customers at the beginning of April 2022, many UK homeowners are seeking out ways they can save money and reduce the energy they are using in their homes.
Follow our recommendations and suggestions for easy methods to save money, lower your bills, and decrease your carbon footprint. There are numerous things you may do if you live in a house, are a private or social renter, are a student, or you’re a parent.
We are all accountable for the energy we consume at home. Take a look at our simple suggestions to see how you may save money each year on your domestic energy bills.
1: Don't leave electricals on standby
You can save money by simply switching off electrical appliances at the wall rather than leaving them on standby mode, some devices can use almost as much power as when they’re turned on.
Turning off your TV at the wall rather than leaving it on standby could save you around £30 a year.
If every household in the UK did this, we would collectively save enough electricity to power nearly 200,000 homes for a whole year.
2: Make sure your windows and doors are draught-proofed.
Windows and doors are some of the worst places in your home where heat can be lost, so make sure you draught-proof them to reduce heat loss and keep your home warmer for longer.
You can do this yourself by using products such as brush or foam strips, which you can fit around the frame of your doors and windows.
3: Make sure you turn the lights off
4: Energy saving light bulbs
As well as turning the lights off when not needed, you should consider swapping your light bulbs for more energy-efficient ones.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use around 80% less electricity than traditional incandescent bulbs and can last up to 10 times as long.
5: Avoid using the dishwasher
6: Be mindful when using your washing machine
You may save around £28 a year on your energy bill simply by using your washer more carefully, for example; only washing a full load, dropping the temperature, and using economy settings where available.
7: Use your oven wisely
Opening the door when cooking lets the heat out and increases the amount of time needed to cook food properly, so try to avoid this where possible.
During the colder days, opening your oven once you have finished cooking will help keep your kitchen warmer too.
8: Use a tumble dryer less
9: Spend less time in the shower
10: Have a shower instead of a bath
We all love a soak in a hot bath to help relieve the stresses of daily life, however, if you are serious about saving money on your gas bills you should consider having a short shower instead.
11: Use the kettle wisely
Kettles are notorious for being one of the worst appliances in your home for the amount of electricity they consume. We are all guilty of overfilling the kettle and boiling more water than we need, only fill the kettle with the correct amount of water needed for your cuppa!
12: Install loft insulation
Here are 12 tips to help you save on your home energy bills following the cost of living increase and the higher prices energy companies can charge homeowners since April 2022.
We hope these tips help you to save money on your home energy bills. If you have any other tips, please feel free to share them with our team.
By following these simple steps, you can make some great savings on your home energy bills. What other ways do you save on your home energy costs? Let us know.