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With recent news of the energy price hike, homeowners have been advised to prepare for their energy bills to rise rapidly over the coming months. According to the industry regulator Ofgem, families should get ready for a potential 56 percent increase on their current energy bills in as little as three months’ time.
In light of this news, it is no surprise that homeowners have been seeking guidance on how to save money on their energy bills. The good news is, there are a number of ways this can be achieved. I have listed top 5 quick-fix and longer term solutions for how you can save money on your energy bills.
- Invest in new windows to improve your homes energy efficiency
One sure fire way to reduce how much you are spending on your energy bills is to improve your homes insulation. The better insulated your home is, the less money you will spend relying on using your central heating to warm your home.
One way to improve your homes insulation is to replace your old outdated windows with new energy efficient ones. Modern double glazed uPVC windows are a great option for homeowners looking for an affordable and low maintenance solution to insulate their home and lower their energy bills. uPVC frames feature multiple internal chambers to trap heat, whilst double glazing adds an extra layer of thermal protection. New windows can make sure that your home is energy efficient and secure, whilst looking its best, for many years to come.
If you are thinking of upgrading your windows, then heading to your local showroom for advice and inspiration is a good idea.
- Check doors for draughts to keep your home warm
Can you feel a cold spot or a draught near your doors? This is a sign that warm air is escaping whilst cold air is entering your home. The colder your home, the more likely you are to reach for the thermostat to stay warm which, in turn, costs you money. Investing in draught excluders is an inexpensive and quick way to get rid of draughts coming through doors.
- Install a smart meter to help save money on your energy bills
Smart meters give you better visibility of your energy use so you can see where and how you are using energy, and therefore where savings could be made. Talk to your energy supplier to request a smart meter and find out more information.
- Set your heating to save money and energy
It can be so tempting to reach for the heating dial and turn it on, especially when the miserable January weather sets in. However, this can be costly. Running your heating on a timer and using thermostatic radiator valves can make your heating work better for you. This allows you to heat the house only when it is needed and control the temperature of each room individually, saving you money and energy.
- Invest in an energy efficient shower head
Buying a more energy efficient shower head can save you as much as £18 per person a year on energy bills, plus an additional amount if you have a water meter.
Hopefully, these tips have helped you see where you can cut back and save money on your energy bills whilst staying comfortable and warm in your home. What are some tips you have on reducing your energy bills?
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