If you are looking to save money then a great way is to use electric wisely, the more that you can save from being wise with power will have benefits with the money that you need to budget for your energy bills.
There are some really simple but effective ways to save money, and reduce the carbon footprint of your home.
- Turn off sockets if the item is not required, it might not be drawing much power but it is still drawing some and this can all add up. Turn off the kettle at the wall when you have finished boiling it; turn off the TV from standby. These are just a few items that are normally left on.
- A full freezer is cheaper to run than an empty freezer. If you have space in your freezer then there is more energy required, if the freezer is properly stacked and full then it is cheaper to run.
- Turning your heating down by a few degrees could save you money on your energy bill, try putting a jumper on before turning up the heat.
- When you are doing your washing, try to make sure that it is a full load before switching it on, this will save energy and power as well as water, if you are on a water meter then a full load is going to save you money here, too.
- Shutting your curtains when it is getting dark will save you money, curtains keep the warm air away from the cold windows and heat transfer can cause your room to be colder without curtains.
- If you are planning to use your oven for more than one item, rather than turning it off and allowing it to cool between uses, making sure that you use it straight after will reduce the power that is needed because it won’t need to heat up between uses.
- Always un plug charges from the wall after charging up your phone or other electrical appliance, this will save you having a live cable that is drawing power and is a safety hazard.
Saving power is important, why pay more than you have to for the utilities that you use? If you can reduce your bills and become power wise, it will save you time and money in the long-term. Some of the tips that are great for saving money you might not consider as a worthwhile option, this is not the case; the money that you save will add up over the months and can make a substantial saving over the course of a year.
For instance, it can be as much as 25p for leaving a microwave on with a digital clock display per day without ever using the item to cook or heat up food. This money will add up over the course of the year, reducing the costs reduces the amount of money that you will need to pay the electricity company, and instead it will be money that you will be able to enjoy.