Save Cash on Your Utility Bills With these Simple Methods

If you don’t regularly try to work out ways to lower your utility bills, you could be needlessly wasting hundreds of pounds.

These methods are simple, yet they’ll save you lots of money year on year. You’d be silly not to do it!

Search Comparison Sites

Search comparison sites each year to see what you could be saving if you switched companies. Don’t just stick with the one you’re with now because it’s easier. If you find a quote that’s cheaper, even by just £10, you could save hundreds over the course of a year. There are so many more ways to cut your energy bills that you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Turn Down Your Thermostat

Turning down your thermostat could save you a pretty penny too. By literally turning down your thermostat by a single degree, you could save up to £100 in the home. Wrap up warm and have the temperature just so you feel comfortable. If you’ve already taken this step, you could even turn off the radiators in rooms that you don’t really use.

Switch to Heating Oil

Using heating oil to heat your property is affordable, and allows you to take control of your utility bill budget. If you’re thinking, ‘what is heating oil?’, it’s the same as kerosene. You can even pay for your oil over the course of the year to help spread the costs.

Get New Light bulbs

Energy saving light bulbs are another simple way to save lots of money on your utility bills. They might cost more than a regular lightbulb, but they last longer and are more efficient. Did you know that a regular lightbulb only lasts around 1000 hours, while an energy efficient lightbulb lasts 25,000? Amazing, isn’t it?

Stop Draughts in Their Tracks

Having draughts in the home might seem like no big deal, but it can actually mean you end up spending more than you have to on your bills. You can get rid of draughts by making sure your doors and windows are sealed properly and blocking up your fireplace if you don’t use it.

Invest in a New Boiler

Investing in a new boiler could save you over £300 per year. Installation can cost thousands, which often puts people off. However, it will pay off eventually! You just need to be in it for the long run. If you’ve already taken this step, there are even more things you can do to save money. Try setting it so it only comes on when you’re in the house. Also make sure your radiators are working properly.

Insulate Your Tanks and Pipes

This doesn’t need to cost you much money, and you can even do it yourself. To do this yourself, you’ll only need to spend around £10 and you could save more than that each year by doing it.

These methods are some of the most simple ways to save cash on your utility bills. I hope you find them very useful – bye for now!

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