5 Top Tips for Saving Money on Energy Bills
Published 30th May 2022
With energy bills on the rise, there is no better time to try and save money on your bills each month. We have put this list of 5 top tips for saving money on electricity to give you a helping hand. Reduce your bills, minimise your carbon footprint and have a more efficient household today!
What is happening to energy bills?
Energy suppliers are raising the prices for electricity and gas in the UK. This is due to a number of factors e.g. increased demand for gas since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine against Russia which puts pressure on supplies. Experts have suggested that “typical energy bills could increase by £700”.
This adds a lot of pressure to households around the UK. There are a few ways in which you can try and keep this cost down, read our top tips below or find out more about the Government’s grants and discounts here.
5 Top tips for saving money on bills
Here are our top tips for saving money on energy bills…
Use LED lights rather than halogen
LED lights are up to 90% more efficient and last at least 35 times longer than halogen bulbs. This means that they consume less energy and will last longer. Read more about the benefits of LED lights here.
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Embrace natural lighting
Embracing natural light is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save money on electricity bills. Allow it to flood in during the day and evening, and minimise the lights you have turned on during the day. The sunlight will compensate for the artificial light. Also, it will naturally heat up your home. For the best effects, open your curtains or blinds during the sunny hours of the day.
Use a dimmer
A dimmer can reduce the amount of electricity you use, as dimmer lights use less electricity. This can also improve the look and feel of your home. There are many benefits to using a dimmer, and many can be controlled on your smartphone or other devices. Take a look at First Lighting’s LED light dimmers today to help you save money!
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Check if you are eligible for grants or benefits
Energy discount scheme: The UK Government has introduced a new scheme to help households out with bills. You can claim £400 off your energy bill in October.
Warm Home Discount: If you are with certain energy companies, you can claim £140 off your energy bills between March and October 2022.
Winter Fuel Payment: This is a one-off payment for pensioners of an amount between £100 and £300. Read more here.
Household Support Fund: If you are a recipient of Universal Credit, you will be able to claim up to £144 to help with household bills, including energy and fuel bills during the winter.
Citizens Advice have laid out all grants available for households around the UK, find out if you are eligible for financial assistance today.
Switch off lights
As simple as this sounds, switching off lights when not in use can help save you hundreds of pounds every year. Simply turn the lights off as you are leaving a room, and turn them back on as you are entering. Always ensure all lights are turned off before you leave the house and before you go to sleep. Not only will this help you save money on energy bills, but it will also reduce your carbon footprint.