The cost of energy has been rising at an alarming rate in recent years leaving many of us using a large chunk of our monthly incoming just to pay for our utilities. As a result of the increased cost, we have been searching for ways in which we can drive down the price of our monthly energy bills and have managed to cut ours by around 20% by just changing a few things and adapting to the environment, and you can too. If you like the idea of a reduction in your energy bills then check out these top tips to help cut them down.
Make Some Calls
The first thing that you need to do is get on the phone with all of your providers, very often, energy companies will have new rates, new offers and promotions which of course, they aren’t going to tell you about. If you want to make a start with getting your bills down then simply give your suppliers a ring and see if they have a better deal for you. You should also ask them to review your usage as very often you are paying prices based on estimates, you may find that you are paying too much.
Lay Down Some Rules
Get some rules printed and put them up around the home to remind everyone that they need to save energy. You just need to put simple things on the last which can make a big difference, but are also very easy to forget. Switching lights off to save electric, closing doors to keep the heat in, or the cold out, putting on extra clothing if it is warm, things like this can have a big impact on your energy costs and a written reminder is the best way to let everyone know.
Switch to Solar
More and more homes are having solar panels installed to cut down on their electricity bills. You will have to pay for the initial installation of your solar panels but in no time at all they will be paying your back with interest. Not only does creating your own energy through the use of the sun save your energy bills, it is also far better for the environment.
Take More Showers
When it comes to washing yourself, you should be aiming to avoid baths altogether and opt instead for a shower. Showers use over 50% less water than a bath and just switching this simple thing can help to bring down your water bill.
Check For Leaks
Leaks cost you money, a leaking tap or pipe can mean that your water usage goes up and you end up paying for water that you are not even using. Even a small leak can cost you a great deal of money and it is well worth checking every now and agin on the piping system in your home to make sure that you son’t have any leaks.