How to reduce your energy bills

As the cost of energy continues to soar, many home owners look at ways of reducing their energy bills without having to invest large sums of money.

One of the simplest measures to reduce heating bills is to make sure that your home is well insulated. Installing insulation throughout will reduce the amount of heat escaping through the roof, floor boards, gaps around doors and windows, and anywhere else which doesn’t have insulation. You may be eligible for a grant to install energy saving improvements in your home.

Once you have thoroughly insulated your home, you can turn down the thermostat by just one degree, which could save you around £90 during the year. Turning off lights in rooms which aren’t in use will also save money.

Rather than staying with the same energy supplier, try a comparison website to find the cheapest supplier. Even if you signed up to a low tariff originally, you may find that you are placed on a standard energy tariff once the initial deal comes to an end. This can be far more expensive than the original deal, and you should compare deals to find the lowest available.

Running the hot water continuously also costs a lot of money. Time your shower so that you use minimal hot water, and always use the shower rather than take a bath. Fill the kettle with just the amount of water which you need before switching it on to boil.

There are many ways to save money as a home owner, including switching to a cheaper mortgage deal. A mortgage adviser has prior knowledge of lenders and their lending criteria, due to studying on a CeMAP training course.



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