Despite the fact that Energy Price Cap is set to remain in place until March, the average household bills are still much more expensive compared to the last year. That’s why we’ve prepared this handy guide to help you reduce your household bills costs, focusing a small savings that will add up to a big difference in your energy bill.
One of the biggest contributions to your energy bills are the white goods located in your kitchen. For example, try to reduce the temperature of your washing cycles when you can. First of all, use longer dishwasher cycles as it’s been proven that this saves heaps of energy. In terms of cooking, you can also prioritise using slow-cooker as means to save an energy or invest in the air-fryer which has been proven to provide significant savings over the use of traditional oven and hob.
Check on Your Consoles, Computers and Portable Devices
Adjust your sleep settings on your laptops and computers to ensure your screen will be turning off after a number of minutes. In many older devices this has been set for 30 minutes by default, unnecessarily draining the energy of the device.
If you own a gaming console, make sure that any instant-on settings are turned off. This will save you around £60 per year by disabling the idle mode,
Save Money on Your Heating Bill
One of the biggest issues in terms of energy consumption are our heating bills.
If you’re using small electric heaters to heat your room instead of turning on the central heating – beware! Some of these heaters can cost up to 74p per hour based on the last energy price cap and it might be cheaper and more efficient to turn off some of the radiators in your home and run central heating due to the price difference between electricity and gas
You can also invest in smart-plugs in order to make sure any nonessential electrical appliances are not draining energy while not in use. You could even control them remotely and set on your heater to heat up your house right before you come back!
Another solution is to invest in a quality electric blanket. While we all know the stories of unreliability of these products. Despite that safety standards nowadays are much more strict and you can expect a blanket to last up to 5 years if used correctly. Running an electric blanket costs only 5p per hour compared to 74p for 2500 watt oil heater. Win?