3 ways that you can combat rising energy costs in your household

By Anita Jaynes on 20 October, 2021

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In today’s current climate of rising energy fuel costs, it is becoming more important than ever for us to cut costs and preserve our monthly budgets. 

Although rising energy costs can be daunting, there are a few steps that we can take to better manage them. Let’s discuss three of those ways in some more detail. 

Turn Off Standby Appliances

Many of us are guilty of leaving our appliances on standby. The cost you incur from doing this may be small, but after time this will certainly add up. It is important to get into the habit of completely switching your appliances off when they are no longer in use. Even when your appliances are on standby, they are still drawing out energy. Although it is not much it is enough to make a difference to your bill. 

According to recent research, homeowners can save an extra £30 a year by turning off their appliances when they are not in use. For some, that is the cost of a weekly food shop. So, next time you leave your home ask yourself, did you switch all your appliances off?

Install A New Boiler

You can save money on your energy bills by upgrading your old boiler. Many homeowners do not realise that their old boiler could be racking up their monthly bill. As your boiler gets older it becomes less energy efficient and as a result your home will struggle to heat itself and your energy bills will continue to rise. It can be difficult to know when your boiler is due for an upgrade, and it can help to bring in the advice of a professional. 

Bbright specialise in gas boiler installation and can give you some helpful advice which will help you understand the current condition of your boiler. With their expertise, you can find a new boiler which will fit around your budget whilst helping you decrease those all-important energy bills. 

Wash Clothes at Lower Temperature

Washing your clothes at a lower temperature can save you energy as well as money. Changing that 40-degree wash to a 30-degree wash can really help to make a lot of difference. A lot of homeowners are concerned that washing your clothes at a lower temperature will not wash them correctly. However, this is not the case. For some of those tougher stains, you might need to wash your clothes on a higher heat, but if you can, it’s best to keep that temperature low. There is no need to worry as your clothes will still come out of the wash smelling fresh. 

Washing your clothes on a lower heat is said to use around 40% less energy over the course of a year than washing at higher temperatures. This will certainly have an impact on your monthly bill, and you’ve only had to make one small change. It really can be that easy to help prevent rising energy bills. With the help of these handy tips above you will be well on your way to saving money in time for the winter season.