How To Save On Energy Bills
Energy is one of the biggest costs for households. Keeping a home warm, running electronic gadgets and other forms of energy usage can be expensive, with costs often going up year on year. Therefore, it helps to know a few tips on how to save on energy bills.
Turn it down
While it may sound obvious, even a slight lowering of the thermostat can make a massive difference, with even one degree lower making an enormous saving year on year. Other examples include switching off appliances that are on standby, spending less time in the shower or using the shower instead of having a bath.
One of the most effective ways of saving money is changing your supplier. It is not necessarily as complicated as you may think and can result in reduced costs. However, it is important to check if any lower tariffs are temporary or not, regularly checking so that you can always switch and get the best possible deals.
Paying by direct debit
If you are paying with a top-up card or by credit or debit card, you may want to consider setting up a direct debit instead. This method is cheaper than other forms of payment, plus there is the additional benefit of not having to worry about forgetting to pay bills.
Become more energy efficient
There are numerous ways in which you can make your home more energy efficient. Insulation is one of the most effective ways, loft insulation often being particularly useful as a lot of heat escapes through the roof. Other elements can include filling in gaps in walls and doors, as this prevents more heat escaping.
Another way is by updating your boiler and other appliances in your home. New appliances are more energy efficient, as this will allow you to save more money by using less energy, while at the same time having more effective and up to date technology. If you do not want to replace your appliances, check to see if it has an “eco” setting that will allow you to use less energy.
Solar panels are also an example of potentially reducing costs. It is also worth checking online to see if you are entitled to any energy efficiency grants, as this can help financially when it comes to replacing insulation in the loft, installing solar panels and so forth.
We can help
At Larcomes Financial Services, we are dedicated to helping you get more from your money. We can help you look at your costs and find ways to save money and make your budget stretch further. Our motto has always been “Big enough to specialise, small enough to care.”
What this means is that we have the specially trained employees and resources to give you the help you need, while at the same time giving you the customer service that you deserve. If you would like to know more about how Larcomes Financial Services can help you get more from your money, please contact us today.