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13 Ways to save money on your energy bills

As energy prices and the cost of living are rising, many of us across the UK find ourselves penny pinching and asking the same question, how can I save money on my energy bill? Here’s 13 money saving tips to reduce those ever growing bills:

1. Insulation insulation insulation!

Starting with our favourite at Smart Energy Homes and one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills, Make sure your home is properly insulated. With 25% of household heat escaping through the roof it’s no surprise that loft insulation alone could save you around £225 a year, but why stop at the roof? There are many different types of insulation that your home could benefit from including; under floor, internal wall, cavity wall and room in roof insulation.

2. Check that energy label.

Whether it’s changing a your kettle for a £20 one or replacing an old refrigerator when buying a new appliance checking the energy label can drastically lower your energy bills. The better the appliance’s energy rating the less energy the appliance will use.

3. Check your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Most properties in the UK will have an EPC, this document tells you your homes estimated energy cost and energy performance features but it will also includes a list of recommended measures that will make your home more energy efficient. These measure could be as small a job as low-energy lighting or as big as renewing your heating supply, ether way this measure will save you money in the long run.

To find out your properties EPC by visiting the Governments online database and searching your property.

If your house has a particularly low EPC of E, F or G you could be eligible for free energy efficient measure under the ECO4 Scheme.

Energy Performance Certificate EPC
4. Turn it off at the socket.

A classic energy saving tip but its surprising how many of us still don’t do it, turn the plugs off at the sockets. Its estimated that a TV left on standby could add £30 to your energy bill each year (£2.50 per month), sure that doesn’t sound like much over the space of the year but when you add other appliances like chargers, lamps and games consoles it soon adds up.

5. Replace those light bulbs.

If you’re still using Halogen in your home it’s time to change them for LED’s. According to this article from Energy Saving Trust you could save up £5 per bulb per year just from using energy efficient LED bulbs.

6. Now turn them off.

You’ve just saved money from your lights but why not save more, if you’re not using them turning them off could save you on average a further £20 a year.

Hand grabbing lightbulb - Save money on energy bills the smart way
7. Air Dry.

Understandably this energy saving tip isn’t always the easiest in the UK but letting your clothes air dry instead of using a tumble dryer could save you around £70 a year.

8. Install a more energy efficient heating system.

Your heating system is responsible for more than half of your yearly energy bill, so it comes as no surprise that upgrading an old inefficient heating system could save you over £500 a year.

9. Turn down that thermostat.

Turning down the thermostat by just a single degree could end up saving you £80 a year.

10. Decrease that shower time.
By decreasing shower time to 4 minute a typical household could look to save £70 a year.
Shower head on Save Money
11. If it has eco mode use it.
Some of your appliances like washing machines, electric showers or dishwashers may have an eco mode, this cuts down the amount of energy the appliance uses to complete its task an in the process saves you money.
12. Put the kettle on.

We all love a nice cup of tea or coffee, by filling the kettle to the amount needed you could save around £12 a year.

13. Take advantage of support.
Time for a google, check if there is any funding, schemes or grants available to support you needs. There are two we recommend checking if you are eligible for;
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) – Installs energy efficient measures such as insulation, heat pumps and solar panels free of charge to those on an eligible benefit or homes a low energy performance certificate (EPC) of E, F or G.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) – Gives £5,000 towards upgrading an inefficient boiler to a new Heat Pump.

To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page.

Here's just some of the measures that are available under ECO4

Heat Pumps

We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be.

Insulation

The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated.

13 Ways to save money on your energy bills​

As energy prices and the cost of living are rising, many of us across the UK find ourselves penny pinching and asking the same question, how can I save money on my energy bill? Here’s 13 money saving tips to reduce those ever growing bills:

1. Insulation insulation insulation!

Starting with our favourite at Smart Energy Homes and one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills, Make sure your home is properly insulated. With 25% of household heat escaping through the roof it’s no surprise that loft insulation alone could save you around £225 a year, but why stop at the roof? There are many different types of insulation that your home could benefit from including; under floor, internal wall, cavity wall and room in roof insulation.

2. Check that energy label.​

Whether it’s changing a your kettle for a £20 one or replacing an old refrigerator when buying a new appliance checking the energy label can drastically lower your energy bills. The better the appliance’s energy rating the less energy the appliance will use.

3. Check your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).​

Most properties in the UK will have an EPC, this document tells you your homes estimated energy cost and energy performance features but it will also includes a list of recommended measures that will make your home more energy efficient. These measure could be as small a job as low-energy lighting or as big as renewing your heating supply, ether way this measure will save you money in the long run.

To find out your properties EPC by visiting the Governments online database and searching your property.

If your house has a particularly low EPC of E, F or G you could be eligible for free energy efficient measure under the ECO4 Scheme.

Energy Performance Certificate EPC
4. Turn it off at the socket.​​

A classic energy saving tip but its surprising how many of us still don’t do it, turn the plugs off at the sockets. Its estimated that a TV left on standby could add £30 to your energy bill each year (£2.50 per month), sure that doesn’t sound like much over the space of the year but when you add other appliances like chargers, lamps and games consoles it soon adds up.

5. Replace those light bulbs.​

If you’re still using Halogen in your home it’s time to change them for LED’s. According to this article from Energy Saving Trust you could save up £5 per bulb per year just from using energy efficient LED bulbs.

6. Now turn them off.

You’ve just saved money from your lights but why not save more, if you’re not using them turning them off could save you on average a further £20 a year.

Hand grabbing lightbulb - Save money on energy bills the smart way
7. Air Dry.​

Understandably this energy saving tip isn’t always the easiest in the UK but letting your clothes air dry instead of using a tumble dryer could save you around £70 a year.

8. Install a more energy efficient heating system.

Your heating system is responsible for more than half of your yearly energy bill, so it comes as no surprise that upgrading an old inefficient heating system could save you over £500 a year.

9. Turn down that thermostat.​

Turning down the thermostat by just a single degree could end up saving you £80 a year.

10. Decrease that shower time.

By decreasing shower time to 4 minute a typical household could look to save £70 a year.

Shower head on Save Money
11. If it has eco mode use it.

Some of your appliances like washing machines, electric showers or dishwashers may have an eco mode, this cuts down the amount of energy the appliance uses to complete its task an in the process saves you money.

12. Put the kettle on.

Understandably this energy saving tip isn’t always the easiest in the UK but letting your clothes air dry instead of using a tumble dryer could save you around £70 a year.

13. Take advantage of support.
Time for a google, check if there is any funding, schemes or grants available to support you needs. There are two we recommend checking if you are eligible for;
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) – Installs energy efficient measures such as insulation, heat pumps and solar panels free of charge to those on an eligible benefit or homes a low energy performance certificate (EPC) of E, F or G.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) – Gives £5,000 towards upgrading an inefficient boiler to a new Heat Pump.

To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page.

Here's just some of the measures that are available under ECO4

Heat Pumps

We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be.

Insulation

The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated.

13 Ways to save money on your energy bills

As energy prices and the cost of living are rising, many of us across the UK find ourselves penny pinching and asking the same question, how can I save money on my energy bill? Here’s 13 money saving tips to reduce those ever growing bills:

1. Insulation insulation insulation!

Starting with our favourite at Smart Energy Homes and one of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills, Make sure your home is properly insulated. With 25% of household heat escaping through the roof it’s no surprise that loft insulation alone could save you around £225 a year, but why stop at the roof? There are many different types of insulation that your home could benefit from including; under floor, internal wall, cavity wall and room in roof insulation.

2. Check that energy label.​

Whether it’s changing a your kettle for a £20 one or replacing an old refrigerator when buying a new appliance checking the energy label can drastically lower your energy bills. The better the appliance’s energy rating the less energy the appliance will use.

3. Check your properties Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

Most properties in the UK will have an EPC, this document tells you your homes estimated energy cost and energy performance features but it will also includes a list of recommended measures that will make your home more energy efficient. These measure could be as small a job as low-energy lighting or as big as renewing your heating supply, ether way this measure will save you money in the long run.

To find out your properties EPC by visiting the Governments online database and searching your property.

If your house has a particularly low EPC of E, F or G you could be eligible for free energy efficient measure under the ECO4 Scheme.

Energy Performance Certificate EPC
4. Turn it off at the socket.​

A classic energy saving tip but its surprising how many of us still don’t do it, turn the plugs off at the sockets. Its estimated that a TV left on standby could add £30 to your energy bill each year (£2.50 per month), sure that doesn’t sound like much over the space of the year but when you add other appliances like chargers, lamps and games consoles it soon adds up.

5. Replace those light bulbs.

If you’re still using Halogen in your home it’s time to change them for LED’s. According to this article from Energy Saving Trust you could save up £5 per bulb per year just from using energy efficient LED bulbs.

6. Now turn them off.

You’ve just saved money from your lights but why not save more, if you’re not using them turning them off could save you on average a further £20 a year.

Hand grabbing lightbulb - Save money on energy bills the smart way
7. Air Dry.​

Understandably this energy saving tip isn’t always the easiest in the UK but letting your clothes air dry instead of using a tumble dryer could save you around £70 a year.

8. Install a more energy efficient heating system.

Your heating system is responsible for more than half of your yearly energy bill, so it comes as no surprise that upgrading an old inefficient heating system could save you over £500 a year.

9. Turn down that thermostat.

Turning down the thermostat by just a single degree could end up saving you £80 a year.

10. Decrease that shower time.
By decreasing shower time to 4 minute a typical household could look to save £70 a year.
Shower head on Save Money
11. If it has eco mode use it.
Some of your appliances like washing machines, electric showers or dishwashers may have an eco mode, this cuts down the amount of energy the appliance uses to complete its task an in the process saves you money.
12. Put the kettle on.

We all love a nice cup of tea or coffee, by filling the kettle to the amount needed you could save around £12 a year.

13. Take advantage of support.
Time for a google, check if there is any funding, schemes or grants available to support you needs. There are two we recommend checking if you are eligible for;
The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) – Installs energy efficient measures such as insulation, heat pumps and solar panels free of charge to those on an eligible benefit or homes a low energy performance certificate (EPC) of E, F or G.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) – Gives £5,000 towards upgrading an inefficient boiler to a new Heat Pump.

To find out more about ECO4 funding or to apply visit our ECO4 page.

Here's just some of the measures that are available under ECO4

Heat Pumps

We use the latest in heat pump technology to help make your home as energy efficient as it should be.

Insulation

The most effective way to make your property more energy efficient and cut down on your energy bills is to make sure its well insulated.