Saving Money By Reducing Your Energy Bills At Home

With the world slowly crawling out of a financial recession, many of us are taking extra care when it comes to our spending. As a nation, we are becoming increasingly more frugal with our finances, often taking our time searching for the cheapest deals available. With the beautiful summer upon us many people are making sure they get the best holiday deals available and at the best possible prices. However, many holiday makers don’t realise that while they’re saving money on cheap holidays abroad, they may also be wasting serious money on their energy bills back at home. So, if you’re keeping a close eye on your finances read the following five money saving tips aimed at reducing your utility bills while your away on your summer holiday.

1. Leaving Electrical Appliances On Standby

Many people don’t realise the amount of energy and money they’re wasting every time they leave their TVs on standby. So, before you leave your house always remember to turn off your TV at the switch to save money on your utility bills.

2. Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

You only have to compare gas and electricity prices these days to realise just how expensive lighting can be. Not only are energy saving light-bulbs a cheaper alternative to ordinary ones, they also last 12 times longer.

3. The Air Conditioning System

If you’re fortunate enough to own an air conditioning system make sure you shut it down when you’re not at home. Some houses are fitted with programmable thermostats where you can fix the settings so it is activated the moment you walk through the door, rather than wasting energy when you’re away.

4. Water Heater

Another device in your home that wastes a lot of energy is a water heater. To combat this it’s advised that you turn off the water heater at the circuit breaker or fuse box.

5. Refrigerator And Freezer Before you head off on your summer holidays make sure you gently turn up the temperature on your freezer. Alternatively, if you plan on a longer vacation, empty the food from your freezer and shut it down, this will ultimately reduce your energy consumption and decrease your gas and electricity bills.

Likewise, if you run your own catering firm make sure your business electricity bills remain low by checking the temperatures of your freezers at all times before taking a vacation or leaving work.

 

Remember, saving energy and money this summer can be really easy providing you follow these helpful energy saving tips. Therefore, before you head off on your summer holidays make sure you use these helpful tips aimed at saving you money and reducing your utility bills.

Written by Joe Lewis from Adzuna .

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4 Comments

  1. Lorraine from The Party Times
    August 7, 2011 / 9:50 pm

    really useful post – thank you

  2. August 8, 2011 / 2:23 pm

    Oh I’m so glad…something we tend to think about in winter not summer isnt it!

  3. August 25, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Some great thoughts on saving money on energy bills! Another way to save is by installing smart meters – Research from the Energy Saving Trust has found that smart meters can save you between 5-15% on your energy bill.
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  4. quick quid
    September 1, 2011 / 1:43 am

    We should today on how we could save our energy consumption since the electricity rates today are very expensive. We can use also some alternatives by using solar panels and wind turbines in which we could generate free electricity.

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