Ten tips for cutting your energy bill
A lot of households are finding their money is being stretched due to increasing living costs and soaring energy prices.
There are some simple changes you can make to your daily activities though which could save you a lot of money on your household bills.
Here are 10 energy saving tips that every household can do to save money:
- Instead of leaving appliances on standby, turn them off at the socket to save around £30 a year.
- Leave food to cool down before putting it into the freezer, so your freezer doesn’t have to work as hard.
- When you use your kettle only boil the water that you need. This could save you £6 a year.
- Dry your clothes on a washing line instead of using a tumble dryer. This could save you an average of £35 a year.
- Reduce the time you spend each day in the shower by a minute. If everyone in your household cuts their shower time back by one minute, you could save £7 per person every year
- Wash your clothes at 30°C instead of 40°C to save around £9 a year
- Don’t leave your phone on charge all night – most mobiles only need a couple of hours to fully charge
- Instead of running the tap continuously to wash up, use a bowl and save up to £25 a year
- Turn off lights you aren’t using to save your household £14 a year
- Put a full load in every time you use the washing machine – cutting back by one cycle a week could save you around £5 a year on energy
For an average household of 4 people, making these simple changes could save you over £150 a year!
If you’re worried about how you’re going to pay for your increasing energy costs, check out our Financial Wellbeing Hub to find out how you can budget and make your money go further.
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