Hints to cut fuel bills
How to cut your energy bills by seeing where you use the most electricity.
Save money on your gas and electric – Cut your bills – if you live in the UK then you should check out these great ways to save money on your fuel bills and telephone bills! Don’t pay more than you should!
This is an amazing must-have gadget for every home. They show you how much energy you’re using right now! (Electricity only). A special gadget fits onto the cable near your electricity meter and then this sends the information to your owl monitor which then displays the numbers.
You will save money on your electricity bill using this gadget!
You’ll see how much it increases when you turn gadgets on and be horrified to see how much you use when everything is on standby!
Why? Because it’ll save you money and be good for the environment.
Things you can do today at no cost:
- Turn off lights when you leave a room
- Teach everyone in the house to turn lights off in rooms not being used.
- Only boil the amount of water you need in your kettle
- Turn off televisions, videos, stereos and computers when they are not in use – they can use between 10 and 60% of the power they use when on
- Don’t leave fridge doors open for longer than necessary, let food cool down fully before putting in the fridge or freezer, defrost regularly and keep at the right temperature
- Close curtains at dusk to keep in heat & tuck them behind the radiator!
- Let your clothes dry naturally rather than using a tumble drier
- Turning down the thermostat for your heating by 1 degree could cut your heating bill by 10%
- Set your water thermostat for 60 degrees – this is plenty warm enough for bathing and washing and will save money too
- Use economy programmes on dishwashers or washing machines
- Where possible don’t stand cookers and fridges/freezers next to each other
Things you can do in the future or with an initial cost:
- Put foil behind radiators fitted on external walls
- Use energy saving lightbulbs – they use a quarter of the electricity and last much longer
- Insulate your hot water tank and pipes
- Speak to your energy provider about their ‘green tariff’ – they may be able to match your energy consumption with an equivalent amount of energy from renewable sources
- Fit seals to externals doors, skirting boards and floorboards to reduce heat loss – 15% of heat is lost through draughts and 15% through the floor
- Make your windows draught proof or fit double glazing – this cuts heat loss in half – up to 10% of heat is lost through uninsulated windows
- (NB ventilation is essential in rooms with gas, oil or solid fuel appliances so don’t block of ventilation in rooms with these types of appliances.)
- Fit loft insulation – which should be at least 200mm thick to be most effective – 25% of heat is lost through an uninsulated roof
- Fit wall insulation – up to 33% of heat is lost through uninsulated walls
- Replace old inefficient boilers
- Fit solar panels or solar tiles to your roof