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Save energy with these 5 powerful tips

Paying less each month for our energy is something that we all want to do, but whether we quite “get round” to figuring out how to do so, is another thing.

So, what are just five things that you can do to minimise this key part of your household spending?

Switch energy supplier

It’s so easy to just stick with the energy supplier or tariff that you’ve always been with, because, well… who has the time to look into changing these days?

However, it’s well worth looking into changing as far as your bank balance is concerned. If the above sounds like your situation, there’s a good chance that you’re paying out-of-contract rates, otherwise known as standard or default tariffs.

And according to research by Which?, switching from a standard or default tariff to the cheapest alternative could save you as much as £350 a year.

Have your home insulated

If home insulation is one of those subjects that seem to come up every single time advice is given about how to cut energy bills, there’s a good reason for that – it really is highly effective.

There are, after all, so many different forms of insulation that could have their own accumulative effects for saving energy for you, ranging from loft insulation to cavity wall and solid wall insulation. If you need help with this, you already know that you can turn to the experts here at Thrift Energy.

Turn off the lights

This is one of the many simple steps you can take in your home that can have incremental effects on the amount of energy you use.

It’s as simple a process as always having the lights in your home turned off when you aren’t using them. Even a light being switched off for just a few seconds will save more energy than will be required for the light to start up again, with this helping to save about £15 a year.

Wash your clothes at a lower temperature

Did you know that 90% of the energy expenditure of a washing machine is used to heat the water? Washing your clothes at 30 to 40 degrees C, then, could make a real difference to your bills.
Turn down the thermostat by one degree C

A thermostat set at just a degree lower than usual could reduce your annual bills by as much as £80.

If you have heating controls that enable you to adjust the temperature for different rooms of your home, also be sure to make good use of these to avoid heating parts of your property you might not even be using.

The above are just five of the often simple tips that can make a big difference to your energy expenditure.

From taking the time to properly understand your current energy tariff and bills, right through to introducing the highest standard of home insulation in key parts of your property where heat may be easily lost, there’s so much you can do to make your abode a more energy-efficient one.

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