The recent headlines of significant increases in energy bills in combination with an incoming winter, is not something we are looking forward to. However, with a few simple steps and a bit of creativity, it is possible to make some savings on the energy bills. In this article, posted earlier this year we summarised “10 simple ways to save money”.
Saving money on your energy bill isn’t that difficult if you follow a few very simple steps. Amazingly, each one of the tips below can save up to £211 a year. That’s equal to over 2 months of free energy for the average household.
Wash your clothes at 30 degrees
Washing your clothes at 30 degrees can save up to £7 a year on your energy bills.
Dry your clothes on a washing line or a clothes horse
If the weather’s good and you have space, dry your clothes on a washing line, or a clothes horse, to save £30 a year.
Only boil the amount of water you need
You can save up to £6 a year by only boiling the water you need when using the kettle.
Turn the thermostat down a notch
Turning your thermostat down by one degree can save you £80 a year.
Turn your appliances off standby
Turn your appliances off by the switch to save £35 a year.
Turn off the lights
You could save £13 off your annual energy bill if you switch off the lights when you leave the room.
Shower for a minute less
Cut your shower time by one minute and save £7 a year on your energy bills.
Wash up in a bowl
Don’t keep the tap running. Use a bowl of water to do your washing up and save £25 a year.
Fill up your washing machine when doing a wash
If you can, wait until you have enough dirty clothes before putting a wash in. You could save £5 on your yearly energy bills.
Swap your bath time for a 5 minute shower
And finally, you’ll save £10 on your energy bills for every 2 people that choose to have a 5 minute shower instead of a bath.
Source: Energy Saving Trust