In the current climate, it is important that people know how to save money on energy bills. Even without the recent upsurge in energy bill pricing, knowing how to save money is important.
The truth is, energy bills can often be brought under control by implementing a few basic measures. This is what we are going to discuss in the following article.
Whilst some of the things we talk about in the following article are easy to implement, and are inexpensive, some require an investment. However, even the features which require investment are likely to pay dividends in a number of ways.
Continue below for our definitive guide on reducing your overall energy consumption and expenditure.
Save Money on Energy Bills: A Step by Step Guide
For any homeowner, regardless of their specific circumstances, it is important to save money on energy bills. The cost of owning a property is significant. With the variety of bills that property owners are responsible for paying, it helps to know how to lessen the impact of one bill in particular.
There are a variety of ways in which you can reduce how much you spend on energy bills. Some are more extravagant, whilst others are easy to implement and free.
Save Money on Electricity
Some properties may split their energy usage between gas and electricity appliances, whilst others will only use electric. In either case, it helps to know how to save money on electricity.
Some of the most common ways of reducing electricity consumption, and subsequently an expensive bill, include switching appliances to newer energy saving models as well as switching off devices at the wall. Whilst replacing appliances is a costly process, making a conscious effort to switch off devices is easy and can have a positive impact.
Save Money on Gas
In older or bigger properties, a gas central heating system is likely to exist. If this is the case, there are a few simple things that can be done to save money on gas.
These include, again, updating any older appliances to more efficient systems (boiler) as well as installing a smart meter to track usage. This can be done to monitor electricity consumption too, and helps to keep you mindful of the amount used and spent. This may give you insights which help to bring your bill down, enlightening you to appliances that are extra costly.
Saving Energy In Detail
A Rooflight Installation
Over our years of trade, we have many homeowners reduce their energy consumption and bills. Other articles on our site, including an overview of heat loss in a house, explain this concept in greater detail.
In summary however, a rooflight can drastically reduce your reliance on artificial lighting systems. As a result, you spend less money trying to light areas of your house.
They can help in other ways too, such as providing ventilation in the summer as well as reducing the amount of generated heat that is lost through specialist glazing. They are a fantastic investment for a variety of reasons, and we have seen first hand how they can transform someone’s property.
Closely Consider Water Usage
Excessive water usage can add a significant amount to your energy at the end of every month, so it is important to closely monitor it.
Things such as timing showers, buying an efficient shower head and using a washing up bowl may sound trivial, but they are all proven to reduce the amount of water used. As a result, you are likely to make energy savings.
Although seemingly small, these add up over the course of a year. This is especially true if you are a house of three, four, five or even more.
Invest In Efficient Appliances
We understand that this is not an achievable goal for all property owners. Still, if the goal is simply to reduce your energy bill then this can make a substantial difference.
Items such as your dishwasher, washing machine and fridge can use unnecessary amounts of energy if they are not newer, efficient models. It is encouraged to take an inventory of what you have, what you most rely on and assess whether it is causing your high energy bills.
Other things you could consider include buying and using a smart meter, exploring the glazing options available to you as well as further insulating the roof. A significant amount of heat generated is lost through the roof, so this will certainly help you be a more efficient household.
Helping You Reduce Energy Bills at Lonsdale Metal
We hope you enjoyed the following article, and now feel more confident in saving money on your energy bills.
As mentioned, a rooflight installation can help you increase your property’s exposure to natural light. In turn, this lessens your reliance on artificial lighting and heating systems.
If you would like to know about any of our products or services, we encourage you to contact us today.