Let’s face it – nobody enjoys receiving unexpected high bills, often causing a great deal of frustration. Many people tend to underestimate their level of energy usage by not being aware of the amount of energy certain products and appliances use. A lack of knowledge in energy efficiency significantly increases your annual energy and gas expenditure.
Small and simple changes to when and how you use power is the foundation to saving money on your energy bills. Below are 5 ways you can reduce your energy bills:
The household/office – Everyone needs to be onboard when wanting to reduce your electricity and gas bills. There is no point when an effort is made by only certain members on the premise. In a household, call a meeting – present a simple cost savings document highlighting that money saved can be used on other household treats. In the workplace disseminate information to employees and utilise signage where possible.
The labels – Make sure you make use of Energy Rating labels that are clearly visible on new products. They enable us to compare the energy efficiency of domestic appliances on a fair and straightforward basis. The higher the star rating, the more energy efficient the appliance is.
In and around the home/office – Switch lights and appliances off when you are not using them, use energy efficient light bulbs, replace old or damaged fridge seals, turn off the hot water system when not in use and utilise your wardrobe to its full potential by changing your outfits instead of turning on the heater or air-conditioning unit.
Shifting Power – Many energy suppliers reward their customers who are able to shift their energy use to off-peak periods and weekends. Doing laundry and chores that consume a larger amount of electricity during off-peak periods can save you money. Speak to your energy provider to find out what packages they provide.
Go Solar – Solar energy offers a limitless supply of clean, safe, renewable energy for heat and power. Consider implementing solar solutions for your home. Solar energy is affordable, reliable and very efficient
By implementing some or all of the above you can increase your energy efficiency, saving you money on your electricity bills and helping to ease the burden on the environment.