Many people have been left shocked at the recent rises in electricity bills. The billpayers of the UK have been left wondering how they will be able to cover the cost of their forthcoming bills. Although these price rises may seem particularly challenging, there are many steps that you can take to generate reductions in your bills without making huge compromises on comfort. Let’s take a look at some of the most efficient ways to reduce your energy bills right now.
Turn your thermostat down
You don’t need to turn your thermostat down by very much to make big savings. Even a one degree reduction could help you save around £80 a year or more. Smart thermostats can give you more control over heating. They ensure you’re only receiving the temperatures you require in specific parts of your home, when you need them, and you can control them even when you’re away from home via an app.
Switch standby appliances off
Many appliances such as TVs have standby functions. However, if you don’t turn these appliances off at the wall when you are not using, you could be using much more electricity than you need to. Research suggests that you could save around £30 a year by turning off appliances when you are not using them – although the recent price rises mean the savings could actually be bigger.
Install underfloor heating
Research claims that warm water underfloor heating can be around 25% more efficient at heating your home than radiators when you use it alongside a new condensing boiler. If you use it with a heat pump, you can see a 40% rise in efficiency.
Buy efficient electric saving devices
Many modern appliances come with A+++ ratings, which means they are amongst the most energy-efficient options in their field. An A+++ washing machine may use £65 less energy per year than one with an A+ rating. You may also be able to make big savings by investing in a new, more energy-efficient boiler. Installing an energy efficient shower can also help, and you may be able to save around £18 per person each year. Another way to make your showers more energy-efficient is to cut your shower time down by around a minute or so. Double glazing can also help you cut your bills whilst making your home warmer, and you can save around £40 on the cost of energy when you have your home draught proofed.
At Ability, we can help if you need assistance with any electrical task around the home. We can help you make your home more energy-efficient by installing appliances that are designed to reduce your fuel bills. What’s more is that these appliances also can help you make a better contribution to the environment.