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5 Ways You Can Combat the Energy Price Cap

Energy prices have grown significantly this year, and the UK government has announced the energy price cap which came into effect earlier this month. Although energy providers are now limited by how much they charge you per kilowatt-hour (kWh), your final energy bill is still dependent on how much energy you use. If you’re looking for ways to reduce your energy costs, you have come to the right place. Here are 5 ways to help you combat the energy price cap:

Solar panels

Investing in solar panels can prove to be a long-term benefit for your home. Although they can be costly, you’ll end up saving money in the long run, and it’s an ideal way to generate renewable energy. As a result, you can save money on your energy bills since you don’t pay for the electricity that was converted from solar energy.

Switching off devices 

A simple way to help you save money these coming months is to switch off devices when they aren’t in use. Especially for devices that you leave plugged in and on standby, it’s good practice to start even unplugging them or turning them off completely when you’re not using them to prevent any additional electricity fees. You could ultimately save an average of £147 annually if you turn off your appliances from standby. 

Taking shorter showers

Did you know that taking shorter showers, or simply using less hot water, can contribute to reducing energy costs? Whilst it’s tempting to stay in the shower for up to an hour or more, it’s actually recommended to take 5 minute showers to save not only water, but also energy. If you plan on combating your energy bills, taking shorter showers is a starting point. Have a timer, or a song playing in the background so that you know when your time is up. 

Using the heater less

We’re getting closer to winter, and with the temperatures dropping, it makes sense to have our heaters on full blast. However, having the heaters on constantly is likely to cost you greatly on your bills. Although it’s understandable that you would want to have the heating on, it may be wiser to only have the heating on at certain times for a short period of time. Layering yourself up and buying blankets to keep you warm are also alternatives to having the heating on.

Home insulation

Another way to reduce energy costs is to add insulation to your home. You can search home insulation near me to find the closest insulation providers, but right here at Thrift Energy, we can offer you high quality insulation. In particular, external wall insulation can help you save £255 per year on energy bills, so it’s something you can invest in. Although it comes at a cost, the advantages of insulating your home outweighs the initial cost – you reduce heat loss and increase savings!

At Thrift Energy, we pride ourselves on our expert and specialist skills that help to deliver first-rate energy saving solutions. If you have any enquiries about how we can help you and your home, do not hesitate to contact us.

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