Easy tips to reduce your energy bills and save money!

Four ways reduce energy bills home


Everyone likes to save money wherever they can – whether you’re saving up for a major purchase like a holiday, a new car, a deposit on a home, or are just putting some money away for a rainy day.

When it comes to actually being able to save some 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.

  • Nature is a great saver of energy

Tumble Dryers use a lot of energy to dry your clothes and if you are a busy family- your dryer will be working all day.  Simply by using your washing line more often you can make very good savings!

Other Tips which you may find helpful.

  • Use just enough water in your kettle for the drinks you are making, most kettles have a cup guide on their viewing window.
  • Don’t leave taps dripping, whether hot or cold! especially HOT, not only does it waste water, but it also keeps your boiler on the go using up gas and electricity.
  • closing doors and windows to the room you are in to hold the warmth in.
  • only run enough bath water to cover you not fill the bath up to the brim, heating all that water can get petty expensive over time.  The same goes for showers, try to have quicker showers and not leave it too long to warm up before getting in.

Give yourself an extra challenge and compare your old bills to your new bills and see just how much you can save. Put the savings in a bank account for the year and use it for something special – you would have earned it!

If that something special turns out to be a new conservatory roof or a single-storey extension, please consider us to give you a no-obligation quote.


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