The average annual household electricity bill in the UK equates £450. So a family will spend almost £500 per year for it’s use of home appliances, and lighting. If you think you are putting too much money on electricity, maybe it’s time to start thinking about ways to use less electricity and lower your bills. I’m not telling you to never turn on any light or to stop using your washing machine. NO.
What you need to know is that there are a few frugal tips that can definitely help you save on your electricity expenses and trim your monthly bills. So if electricity bills are taking a toll on your monthly budget, you have to read what’s next! Because not only will you save money, but you will save energy too!
Here are the 7 best tips to save money on electricity bills!
1- Check the competition
We have plenty of electricity providers, so why don’t you see and check for the grass if it’s greener elsewhere. See what the competition has to offer that your energy provider didn’t. Compare and go for the company that offers the lowest cost on Kilowatt Hour.
2- Defrost your refrigerator
3- Install you fridge correctly
In order to consume less energy, you have to put your fridge in the right place. It is capital to let an interstice between the fridge and the wall, for air to flow correctly. Otherwise, your appliance will heat up and drain more energy to stay cold.
4- Switch off electric devices
This one is quite simple, but many forget to “really” turn of television. Most on the time the On/Off button only puts your devices into sleep mode. So next, time you are not watching TV or using your computer : Unplug it. It will consume 0 energy.
5- Dress for the right temperature
This is the trap everybody fall into. ACs and heater drain 3 times more energy than any other device you have at home. So when it’s cold, wear wool and comfy knitwear, and when it too hot for you to bare, ventilate at night to store coolness.
6- Think insulation
You should only heat the rooms you are in. So when you use a cooler or a heater, close the doors and shut the curtains to make the best out of your power consumption.
7- Always turn off the light
A room you are not in, should never have its lights on!