Keeping Your Energy Bill Low
I don't know about where you are, but it's gone really cold here and I've found myself reaching for the heating controls more than I would like. It's our first winter in the new house and it's a big house and we've taken down some walls and removed some carpets so I think we've made it a little colder too. I don't want the energy bill to get expensive so I've been researching some ways to save money on the energy bill. Premier Bathrooms have some great tips and I thought I would share some with you.
Put on more clothes.
Sounds easy doesn't it! I work from home and during most of the day it is just me here so there doesn't seem any point heating the whole house for that. I layer up with cardigans and pop a blanket over me when I'm sitting at my desk. I've even been known to snuggle a hot water bottle - it certainly is cheaper than heating the whole house! We pop on slipper socks too which keep our feet nice and warm.
Invest in a winter duvet and turn the heating off overnight.
We have a lovely winter duvet which comes out every year. It keeps us warm all night which means we can turn the heating off overnight and set it to come on again in the morning saving us a fair bit in energy costs. We have a timer which turns the heating on half an hour before we need to get up so the house isn't cold in the morning.
Have your house insulated.
We did this in our old house and have started looking into it here. In many cases you can get your loft insulated and cavity wall insulated for free. It is definitely worth checking what you are entitled to. We need our loft insulated and I know this would help with losing heat through the roof.
Compare energy companies.
We check our energy company every year against offers and tariffs that other energy providers are offering. We swap around about once a year and we usually manage to save a few pounds each time which definitely helps with the monthly bills. The process of changing is quite easy and the companies will usually take care of it all for you.
Use LED fairy lights.
I didn't know that LED lights use 75% less energy and last 25 x longer. I've literally draped my whole house in fairy lights this Christmas so it is really good to know that I have used the lowest energy ones or that would be a huge added expense this Christmas.
Do you have any tips for keeping your energy bill low this winter?
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Great ideas....I try not to have the heating on during the day but there has been a couple of times I've given in. I'm all for having a blanket over me in the winter....
I didn't know that about LED lights. How interesting x
We use LED every kind of light it certainly helps. I'm a bugger for using the tumble dryer though.