Kyle’s electrical money saving tips!

Posted: 04/04/2016

Here are my five top tips for saving on your electricity bill…

1. Switch things off! I know it sounds like common sense, but it does make a difference. Lights in unoccupied rooms and plugged-in appliances that are not being used cost money. It is not a myth – ‘standby’ does use electricity as do plugged-in chargers that are not charging… Honestly!

2. LED lighting! There is an initial outlay, but the energy and cost savings are remarkable. I know customers that have changed the whole house and made their money back in a year!

3. Electricity monitor! Being aware of cost does funny things to people. Monitors are simple, low-cost gadgets that tell you exactly how much your electricity is costing at any given time. I promise you if you get one you will go around looking for things to switch off.

4. Energy efficiency! Next time you replace or upgrade an appliance check the energy use rating. In tests, the difference between running a low rated and high rated tumble dryer (for example) could be as much as £100 per year.

5. Natural light! With the approach of warmer, brighter weather consider opening blinds and curtains to avoid the need for lights. Make sure you reset any security lights on timers in line with the longer sunlit hours and reduce the use of any outdoor lighting.

Finally, and this is super-obvious, have a look around at the different suppliers’ offers and deals.

If you would like any advice on any of the above, please give me a call. I would be very happy to help. 

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