Utility Bills | Save Money | Everyday Essential Services Strategist

Utility Bills are a residual monthly expense every homeowner or tenant is forced to deal with.

But the cost is not fixed...

By using less Water, Gas and Electricity, you spend less of your hard-earned money!!!

Every little bit helps...

Small things like closing wardrobe/closet doors so you don’t heat or cool unnecessary spaces can really make a big difference over an extended time period - every little bit helps!!!

If your a single person get the water bill changed to a meter reading...I personally saved £100's

Get a Nest or similar to controll your boiler and with a Smart App on your mobile and control the temperature whilst your out so as not to waste your energy

You could also challenge yourself to only use air conditioning for one month during the summer, use your fireplace if you have ione during colder months so you can lower your heat, and set your hot water heater to a lower temperature.

Also look to change from your current supplier to example Blue Green Energy.. it all helps


check out the following link about Saving Money When Cooking in the Kitchen

Look at making some small adjustments/upgrades

A few small home adjustments/upgrades can help you save money.

► Example,  why not install a ceiling fan? this can help cut air conditioning costs; now in the winter, by reversing the direction of your fan can help you use heat more efficiently!

► Have you thought about adding dimmers light switches which is another affordable upgrade that can help you save on your electric every month.

Replacing your lightbulbs with the latest LED bulbs this could save you as much as 15% on your annual electric bill...

Traditional incandescent light bulbs sadly consume an excessive amount of electricity and must be replaced more often than their energy efficient alternatives.

Halogen incandescent bulbs, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) use anywhere from 25-80% less electricity and last three to 25 times longer than traditional bulbs.

Energy efficient bulbs are more expensive, however their efficient energy use coupled with longer service lives mean that they cost less in the long run and is proven to be able to save upto 15% of your annualelectric bill

 ► Use Smart Power Strips

Electricty used by electronics when they are turned off or in standby mode are a staggeringly source of energy waste

It has been proven that upto 75% of energy is used to power household electronics such as TV's Radios, Computors is consumed when switchedoff

this can cost you uptio a staggering £200 a year - but by investing in a POWER STRIP these can eleimnate the problem of phantom loadsby turnng off the power when not in use.They can be set to turn off at an assigned time during aperiod of inactivityor from an App on your mobile.

if you do not wish to invest in this turn off the switches at the wall!!!! or better still pullthe plug out of the wall

 
 ► Install a Nest Thermostats,

it does not have to be a Nest but another similar manufacturer

If your not in the house it can be set to Eco frioendly so only comes on when it falls below a certain temperature.. Or if your out and within 10/15 mins when your due to return via the smart App you can turn it up so itsnice and warm

I have saved ££££'s since I installed one a few years back...

► Weatherise your home

Sealing air leaks or weatherising, around your home with CAULK, is an amazing way to reduce your heating and cooling expenses. Air leaks are the most common sources of energy waste. These are  vents, windows, and doors. To prevent leaks, you should ensure there are no cracks or openings between the wall and vent, window, or doorframe.

To seal these air leaks  such as the wall and window frame, you can apply caulk. 

Air leaking out of your home is most quite often from the home interior into your attic through small openings. Whether it is through light fixtures, or the attic hatch, hot air will rise and escape through such small openings. As the natural flow of heat is from warmer to cooler areas, these small openings can make your heating bill even higher if your attic is not sufficiently insulated.

 

► Stop leaving your TV and other appliances on Standby

Do not leave your TV on standby, or your mobile phone charger plugged in and switched on at the wall when you're not using it.

Did you realise that switching your appliances off standby mode can save you as much as £30 a year, according to The Energy Saving Trust

Richard Parkes | Everyday Essential Services Strategist | 00 44 (0) 121 820 0555

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