7 Ways to Save Energy and Still Stay Warm this Winter (Plus other tips)
The Reality of the Energy Crisis in the UK
The UK Christmastime is often a time of great joy and cheer. However, it can also be a time of great worry for those who are feeling the effects of the energy crisis. The shortage of affordable electricity has caused many UK citizens to experience feelings of worry regarding their household expenses.
The reality is that the energy crisis in the UK is not going away anytime soon. It’s a problem that has been around for decades and will not be solved by this winter. Root causes include the war with Russia and Ukraine, meaning many people are looking for tips to save on their energy bills this winter.
What You Should Know to Save Energy This Winter
The best way to save electricity is to use less of it. This means turning off lights when you are not in the room, unplugging appliances when they are not in use, and using a power strip or smart power strip to turn everything off at once. You can also save money on your energy bills and also help the environment by switching to energy-efficient light bulbs, or other energy-efficient appliances.
How to Lower Your Energy Bills in Winter
We all know that heating a house can be expensive, especially in the winter. But there are some ways you can lower your energy bills.
If you live in a house, make sure you have a programmable thermostat and set it to a comfortable temperature for your family. You can actually save a fair bit of money each year by simply turning down your heating temperature by just a few degrees. This kind of temperate difference won’t be noticeable in your house, but it will be noticeable on your energy bill. You can also invest in an energy-efficient furnace and other home improvements to save on your monthly heating bill. If you live in an apartment, try looking for one with central heating so you don't have to pay for individual units.
We also recommend looking at a heated furnace if you have a chimney. Building sites and other businesses occasionally give away unwanted wood from projects, meaning you could potentially supply your home with a cosy fireplace for free some days.
Tips For Lowering Your Electricity Bill in Winter
The winter months are here and most of us are faced with a higher electric bill. This is because we have to turn on our heaters in order to keep our homes warm. If you want to lower your electric bill, then there are some other ways you can keep warm in winter.
Here are 7 of our top tips on how to conserve energy and save money this time of year.
1) Turn off the lights in rooms where you do not need them on.
2) Be mindful about your heating setting - only turn on your heating when you’re in the house and at a reasonable temperature
3) Make sure you block out draughts under doors by using draught excluders
4) Make sure you close doors in the house, leaving less air to circulate and cool down the house
5) Close the curtains or blinds to add an extra layer of insulation between windows and the cold air
6) Insulate your home. You can do this by adding insulation in the attic and walls, and caulking cracks around windows and doors. This will help reduce heat from escaping through these areas of your home.
7) Use Low-Cost Heating Methods: There are a number of low-cost heating methods that you can use to keep your home warm without having to turn on the heater all day long, such as using space heaters or using more blankets at night when going to bed. These methods will help reduce the amount of money you spend on electricity during the winter months.
Conclusion: Tips for Conserving Energy and Saving Money This Time of Year
In conclusion, you probably know a lot of these tips. The real trick is using a few tips at once and also remembering to do them.
If your energy bill is starting to worry you, you can always get in touch with us at Smart Energy to look at a solar panel solution for your home.
There are also a number of advisory bodies you can reach out to if your energy bill is starting to worry you.
We’ve attached a few links here:
Help with high energy bills:
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