New price tariffs come into force today, 1st October 2021 affecting millions of households in the UK. The rising price of both electricity and gas has almost all suppliers increasing their prices.
Today, we look at ways of saving on your energy costs, based on a typical, average sized household.
- The single most effective thing you can do is turn down your heating thermostat. That may not be popular, but turning it down just one degree can save £55 a year.
- Switching off your household appliances at the wall, rather than leaving them on standby is another good way to save energy. For example, you may use your microwave just 2 minutes a day, so why keep it on for 24 hours?
- Draught proofing your home, especially around doors and windows need not be expensive. Simple rubber seals from DIY stores or even putting a moveable excluder at the foot of the door can make a big difference.
- Putting the tumble dryer or washing machine on less frequently (doing bigger washes, but less often) can also help.
Grants and benefits may be available to some people, along with further advice on how to manage and get assistance with you energy here: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/energy/energy-supply/get-help-paying-your-bills/grants-and-benefits-to-help-you-pay-your-energy-bills/