Saving energy can save you money
With rising energy costs, it's a good idea to develop energy-saving habits. By controlling the energy we use, we can control what it costs us. It’s not about making huge changes to our daily lives but small alterations which together could save money. It pays to be 'Energy Wise'.
Simple things you can do
The average household could save on energy bills by being more energy efficient and by budgeting. Things you can do include:
- turn down your thermostat
- consider only turning on radiators in rooms you use most often
- switch every light bulb in your home for an energy saving bulb
- use natural lighting as much as possible
- make sure your house is well-insulated
- don’t leave electrical appliances on standby – unplug them at the wall
You can get more energy-saving advice in the section below:
Payment options for your bills
You should also look at how you pay your fuel and energy bills. No matter what kind of fuel you use, always discuss payment options with your supplier. Different payment methods can attract discounts, for example paying by direct debit will sometimes get the biggest discount.
Renewable heat funding
There is a scheme designed to help domestic householders afford alternative renewable technologies that can heat their home and provide hot water.
Find out more at the following link:
If your property is suitable, you can apply for funding from the scheme.