5 Creative Ways this Autumn To Save Money On Your Gas Bill

Here are some more money and energy saving ideas…..

With the cold breeze of autumn upon us, making sure our little ones are warm and cosy is a number one priority for many mums. However, gas and electricity prices can soon add up and become very expensive, especially for mums with growing food bills and hungry mouths to feed. So, with this in mind, here are 5 creative ways you can reduce your energy bills and put the extra money saved towards your little ones future…. Enjoy!

Draught proof your property

Shockingly, poor insulation is a leading cause of many family’s homes losing almost 75% of energy. So, keep your baby warm this autumn, by insulating your property and trapping the heat inside your home.

Air dry your baby’s clothes

Did you know that a household tumble dryer uses up vast amounts of heat and energy? With this in mind, save money on your gas bills by drying your baby’s wet garments on a clothes line in the garden.

Under fill Your Kettle

When I was at work during the early stages of my pregnancy, my Manager made the team follow a strict energy saving checklist to reduce the businesselectricity bills and one of the tips was to not overfill the kettle! After my pregnancy I adopted this tip at home and I feel it has really helped me save money and reduce my overall utility bills..

Low Wash Your Clothes

Removing stains from baby’s clothes can be a regular chore, but did you know you can save money on your electricity bills by washing your laundry below 40C.

Cover Up Cooking Pots

A great money saving tip I learnt in the kitchen is to cover pots and pans with a rag when cooking as this will allow them to boil a lot quicker and so you’ll use less gas and electricity.

Use One Hob When Cooking a Meal

You’ll be amazed at how much energy and money you’ll save by cooking your meals on just the one hob. The downside to this is that it will take you longer to cook the meal but just think of how much enjoyment you’ll have eating your food, knowing the financial savings you are making!

Keep The Fridge Door Shut

As a mum of a growing baby, my fridge is constantly being raided for baby food, formulas and milk, but sometimes I forget to close the door. One time, I had raided the fridge to prepare some baby food for my little one and forget to close the door after using it. This is a common habit for a lot of people and an open fridge door can waste a lot of electricity as it takes a lot of energy to cool down again after warming up.

So, here you are, my five money saving tips you can use at home or at work by reducing your energy bills and using the savings on the things that really matter, like your baby…Did you enjoy these? Do you have any more energy saving tips?

Post by Jo Lewis proud parent who works part time for uSwitchforbusiness

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  1. Fiona (@nlpmum)
    October 11, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Can I add –
    – wear a jumper/thermals/slippers around the house and turn the heating down a notch,
    – get a stacking steamer so you can cook two things at once,
    – use a pressure cooker for soups etc…. much quicker AND
    – if you’re making a cake or a stew, make sure you do it while you’re in the house so you benefit from the heat….. oh and open up the oven afterwards so that the heat goes into your house and not out the wall.
    – You can also get a hanger so that you can air dry clothes inside – one like this: http://bit.ly/pakSga

    All this will save you money and save the environment at the same time…. win win. Of course you could go the whole hog and get solar and a heat pump installed and generate your own electricity…. great incentives here in the UK to install Solar – pays for itself in 6 years with the payments for the energy (which will continue for 25 years!

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