How much could you save in 2017?
Last month, The Telegraph reported an expected 5 percent rise in energy prices in 2017. With this in mind, perhaps now is a good time to review your energy usage and trim the fat off your bills.
Here are my Top Tips…
Confident with your supplier?
The Telegraph looks at the benefits of switching energy suppliers – A topic often covered by our Money Saving expert, Martin Lewis. Are they giving you the best deal? Is it worth switching to another supplier? When you’re confident you’ve found the best deal, see if they will let you fix it for a period of time. This will give you the confidence that your bills won’t increase again during that period.
Turn off appliances
The most simple change, yet so many of us leave our appliances on standby. You can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode. How many TV’s do you have in your house that are left on standby? This applies to the office too – Do you switch your computer off when you leave work each night? We can all do our bit at home and at work to help reduce those bills.
Heating water costs money
Filling the kettle up to make just one brew is a habit many of us are guilty of. Just boiling the amount of water you need will reduce the amount of electricity required, saving you around £7 per year. Likewise, when doing the washing up, having a shower/bath – How many of us leave the tap running or use more hot water than we actually need? Spending one minute less in the shower each day could save around £10 per year.
Still using halogen lights?
If you’re looking to cut costs and move to more energy saving options in your home or business, LED lighting is a good choice. This could save you £78 per year at home, or more in an office environment. And they actually give a much brighter, natural quality of light. Two articles which may be of interest:
Brightening your future with LED lighting
Why offices should have LED lighting
These are just simple quick changes you can make now to reduce energy at home and at work. Just by turning your appliances off standby mode, switching to LED light bulbs and only using the amount of hot water you need, you could save around £125 per year.
If you’re looking for more substantial changes, we can help. By carrying out a site specific survey, we can recommend ways in which you can adapt your property to save money this winter. Whether this is by switching to LED lighting, installing a voltage optimisation unit or generating your own electricity through solar PV technology, there are many ways in which you can take control of your energy bills, remove the reliance on your energy supplier, and put a stop to those rising costs each year.
For more information or to request a site survey, please contact us on 01226 763 127 or complete the contact form on our website.
Please note these cost saving predictions are based on an average household. They will differ per household depending on eg the number of lights you have in your house. For an accurate cost saving for your property, please contact us for a site survey.