Everyone likes to save money wherever they can – whether you’re saving up for a major purchase like a holiday, new car or deposit on a home, or are just putting some money away for a rainy day.
When it comes to actually saving money, however, this can sometimes be easier said than done. While some people have no problem whatsoever cutting back and reducing their outgoings, for others, it seems like a near-impossible task.
One way of saving money, without cutting back on those little luxuries you just can’t live without, is making small changes to reduce your energy bills.
Not only can this save you hundreds of pounds each year, it also has a positive effect on the environment, by reducing your carbon footprint.
If you want to reduce your energy bills and save money, why not try one of the following methods:
- Remember to turn everything off
Are you guilty of leaving lights switched on when you leave a room? Or perhaps you find yourself only switching your TV, computer or other gadgets on to standby, rather than turning them off?
If so, you could be losing quite a lot of money through wasted energy. Get into the habit of switching lights off whenever you leave the room and turning your electronics off at the socket, rather than leaving them on standby.
- Have a Smart Meter Installed
Smart meters are becoming more popular. It monitors the amount of energy you’re using in your home and can help you highlight areas where you could cut back.
- Turn down your thermostat
Did you know, turning your thermostat down by just 1ºC could save you up to £90 a year? Consider programming your heating to only come on at certain times of the day, like just before you wake up, and encourage everyone to put a jumper or jacket on before turning the heating up.
- Upgrade your insulation
Making sure your home is properly insulated can save you hundreds of pounds each year.
There are a variety of different ways you can ensure your home is insulated, such as adding insulation to your loft and cavity walls.
At PCL Building Products Limited we can replace your existing conservatory roof with a lightweight tiled roof that will be much more energy efficient, helping you cut down on your energy bills.
Get in touch with our team today for more information or request a quote.