It’s no secret the cost of energy has risen significantly over the past few years. If like thousands of other people, you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, there are ways you can reduce your bill. In some cases, it can even be reduced by as much as 50%!
Below you’ll discover some of the best tips to help you cut back on your energy bill in 2016-2017. While some of the tips won’t apply to everyone, you will find at least one that can help to save you money.
Switch to a more precise heating strategy
Certain rooms of the home need more heat than others. Instead of heating up the whole house, focus on the rooms you’re going to be using. For example, if you have a spare bedroom that’s not currently in use, it makes sense to switch off the heating to that particular room. If you focus on only heating up the parts of the house you’re using, it could help to save you a lot of money.
If you don’t want to turn the heating off completely in the rooms you don’t use as frequently, turn the radiators down. Even this will save you a lot of money in the long-term.
Switch energy suppliers
Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever before to switch energy suppliers. There are even websites which compare all of the different suppliers available in your area and show you the ones offering the best prices. Many people don’t think of switching as they either feel a sense of loyalty to their current provider or they think it will be hard work trying to switch.
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Comparing different energy suppliers is actually one of the best ways to save the most money. You could save hundreds of pounds a year simply by switching to a better tariff.
Ensure your home is well insulated
Proper insulation can help you save money all year round. In the summer, it can help keep heat out of the home, preventing it from being absorbed through the roof or walls. In the winter, it helps keep the heat inside, preventing it from escaping from the home. However, it can also be pretty expensive.
You need to think about the long-term cost saving benefits that come with insulation. There are also various UK grants available designed to help homeowners save money on insulating their properties so it’s worth looking to see if you are eligible.
These are just some of the ways you can reduce your energy bills over the course of the next year. Why not give them a try and see how much you could save?