It was said, and it was so. Now we have to pay for it. Since the early uses of electricity and gas energy the prices have continued to climb. Many new technologies have come due to these great inventions. Their uses and applications are constantly being updated and changed. All these changes come at a price that we, the consumer, have to pay. What can you do to make sure you are getting the most out of your money?
Don’t Waste Electricity
This is the biggest change you can make to save money. All electrical appliances use power and cost you money even when you are not using them. Take the time to turn off the lights. You can even unplug appliances when you are not using them. If you take simple actions like these, you can put more money in your wallet where it belongs.
Avoid Peak Time Use
If you choose to run appliances that take up a lot of resources, such as air conditioners, it is best to avoid using them at peak times. This is the time of the day when these devices are most inefficient and cost you the most money. The hottest time of the day may seem like the best time to get the cool air flowing but in reality you should find other ways to cool the home like opening windows or closing shades on the side of the house facing the sun. This will cut back your costs and cause less wear and tear on your appliances.
Buy Energy Efficient Appliances
All appliances, such as fridges and freezers, come with an Energy Rating Label. This tells you how efficient the appliance is based on the system used to rate it, the energy consumption, the volume it holds and the noise level. Reading these labels and making sure you only purchase items with an A rating will save you a lot of money in the long run. Remember even a few pounds saved here and there adds up over the whole year.
Use Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
There are many different light bulbs now that are energy efficient. Not only do they last longer, saving you money on replacement, but they also use less energy while they last. The average household can save about £42.41 a year just by replacing light bulbs. That’s an amazing figure when you consider the average energy efficient light bulb can last 5-10 years depending on use. This is definitely a great, cheap way to cut your costs.
The Green Deal
Recently implemented, the Green Deal is a new way to pay for energy improvements. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the steps involved are an assessment of the home to see if the deal would benefit you, recommendations from the assessor, quotes from Green Deal Providers, installation via a Green Deal Installer, then you get to enjoy the benefits from your new home improvements. This is available to owners and tenant. Repaying only adds about the amount you save from improvements to your electricity bill.
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Scottish and Southern prices are rising so you will want to know how to save money anyway you can. The tips in this article are simple and easy to follow. They will save you a little money every month, and that really adds up over time. Follow the link to find out more.