Your energy bill for things like water, heating, and electricity can be one of the bills that gives you a little stress every time it lands on the doorstep. Often that is because energy can be wasted, and used, without you even realizing it. Making saving to this bill is possible, and not everyone is as proactive with it as they could be. With that in mind, here are some of the ways that you could save money on your energy bills.     

Switch providers

One of the first things that you should consider doing would be to switch providers and save that way. Many people don’t think this is an option or assume that it takes a lot of time and effort, but actually, it can be a big saving. Using a site like Direct Energy is a great way to cut prices and see what rates and plans are available. You can shop and compare all in one place to see which energy provider is best suited for you as well as offering some of the lowest prices around. Many companies save their best deals for new customers, so you will see an instant saving straight away. Look at the options that you have and see what deals are out there. A lot of these companies handle the change over process, so there really is not much for you to do, but a lot of money that you can save. 

Change your habits

Your habits could be the biggest spender when it comes to the amount of water and energy that you use up in your home. It might be time to start looking into some of the hacks and changes that you can find online. There are things that you can do daily such as switching appliances off at the wall instead of leaving them plugged in or on standby. You can ensure lights are switched off in rooms that you are not using, and even things like using things less, and opting for other options for entertainment. There are so many tips and tricks online that once you start to change some of your habits, you will start looking for the next thing to do. 

Invest in your home 

You might want to look at ways that you can invest in your home to ensure that you can save on energy, and one of the best ways to do that is through your windows and doors. If they haven’t been replaced in some time, you may find that heat is escaping through them and also things like drafts and cracks in doors. It could be time to consider windows replacement options. New windows and doors are very secure, and they can be a great way to keep heat in. Another option to consider would be to insulate your home as best you can. This might be in the walls or the left areas to ensure that heat doesn’t escape as it rises. Small changes can have a big impact. 

Be encouraged to be greener 

Last of all, you could consider other ways that you can be a little greener and energy saving. Things like collecting rainwater in your garden so that you use less water in the warmer months, or even things like investing in solar panels as an alternative way of gaining energy. 

Let’s hope that these tips help you when it comes to saving money on your energy bills. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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