We wanted to share some helpful tips on how to save money this winter, with us heading further into the cost-of-living crisis.
With winter just around the corner, it might be a good idea to start thinking about how you can save energy. Sunny days aren't the only thing we're going to see less of — lower heating costs are also going to be hard to come by.
With just a little foresight and a few good habits, though, you can minimise the amount of energy you use during winter and save money on your utility bills.
Make your home more energy-efficient with these simple and inexpensive tips:
Keep your curtains open during the day and closed at night to avoid any draft, this could save £60 per year
Install a smart programmable thermostat
Lower your water heating temperature
Ensure all lights are turned off when not in use. This will save you around £25 a year on your annual energy bills
Use your washing machine on a 30-degree cycle This could save you £34 a year
Avoid using your tumble dryer, dry clothes on racks inside where possible or outside in warmer weather to save around £70 per year
Turn off standby mode, to save £65 per year
Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household £95 a year on their energy bills.
Swapping just one bath a week with a 4-minute shower could save you £20 a year
Switching a single 100-watt incandescent bulb for an LED one would save £15 per year
By taking these 10 simple steps, you could save on average £384 per year on your energy bills! Some of our top tips take no longer than a few minutes – so you can get started on cutting your energy bill today.
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