The average households energy bill in the UK is Â£1,239 a year. This is no small sum, particularly in the recession while we are trying to tighten our belts in all areas - yet many of us don't know where our energy bill money is going or how it could be reduced.Â Here are our top tips to do just that:
- Turn your thermostat down by a degree
This could save you as much asÂ£55 over a year.
- Make sure your home is adequately insulated.
Loft and cavity wall insulation will require an initial investment, but can save around Â£150 a year in heating costs.Â Look into Government grants which help people to insulate their homes.
- Shop around for your energy supplier.
When shopping for products on the High Street shoppers are very savvy, but less so when it comes to utility providers. Search online to find a cheaper provider with a better deal and you could save hundreds in the long-term.
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