It is true that we can always save money each month on those frivolous items which we buy such as coffees and snacks, but we often think that our energy bills are an expense which we must simply accept. This is not always the case however and there are many ways in which you can reduce your energy costs each month. The devil, as they say, is very much in the details when we talk about energy costs and when you need to lower them, you must uncover every reason as to why they are so expensive. Given that you are unlikely to be powering or industrial sized ovens, the savings which you make will be done with small tweaks and changes. With this in mind, there are many reasons why your bills may be higher that you simply have realized, and these unexpected things are the key to driving your bills down, let’s have a look at what they are.
Many of us often think that we are already on the best deal from our energy supplier so we don’t question it, this is your first mistake. In fact if an energy company can avoid putting you on the best deal they will probably do it so the onus is very much on you to ensure that this doesn’t happen. The best thing to do is to head online to a comparison website and see what the best deal is then if need be, switch companies for a lower tariff.
Windows and Doors
We recently had some work done to replace all of the windows and two doors in the home. Something which was very surprising to learn was that our previous windows and doors had very poor insulation and we were told that with the new features, our bills would come down. Upon being told this I must confess that I thought it was simply some sales patter but the guys were absolutely right and 2 months after having the new fixtures put in, I saw a notable difference to my energy bills.
Practice in the Home
There are many things that we can do within the home to ensure that we reduce our energy bills and you really need to set a good precedent for this. For example closing doors and switching the lights off in rooms that are being used will help to keep the home warm and to reduce how much we spend on electricity. Furthermore many people think that a charger which is plugged in but not connected is not using energy, but it actually does. Unplugging chargers should also be accompanied by switching off gadgets and tech which are on standby, this also uses electricity. We often think that these small adjustments in the home may not cause any real impact but you will be hugely surprised by the difference that they can make, especially if everyone in the home is dedicated to it.
Don’t pay more than you have to, review home practices, check out better energy deals and be sure that heat isn’t leaving the home through poorly insulated windows and doors.