Reduce your energy bills
As we move through the colder the winter months, energy bills and the cost of living is at the forefront of many of our minds. The Consumer Council walks us through 5 Easy Ways to reduce energy bills and energy consumption.
Embarking on even 2 or 3 could make a difference to your outgoings and help us to look after ourselves and the planet as best we can. It makes sense to make changes however small they may be. We’ll be starting with:
Turn down your thermostat by just one degree to save around 10 per cent a year off your heating bill
Programme your heating to come on only when you need heat in your home – for example when you get up in the morning.
Make sure your windows and doors are all free from drafts. For example using drafts excluders and thermal curtains can save you up to £55 per year
Avoid blocking your radiators with furniture and tuck your curtains behind your radiators if you can.
Add insulation to your home to keep it cost for longer. There are often different grants and cash back schemes available to help with the cost of this.