In October 2022, a new ‘Energy Price Guarantee’ reduced the unit cost of electricity and gas for all UK households. However, with economic uncertainty and the cost of living on the rise, a penny saved is a penny earned. Here’s everything you need to know about reducing energy consumption, cutting down on your energy bills, and lowering your carbon footprint.
Best Ways To Keep Your Energy Bills Down This Winter
1. Switch off standby
Did you know that you can save around £65 (£30 in NI) per year just by turning your electrical appliances off standby mode? Consider using a smart plug or standby saver, these great gadgets allow you to turn all your appliances off standby in one go. Some satellite and digital TV recorders may need to be plugged in to avoid interfering with their programming, if you’re unsure, check the instructions carefully first.
2. Time to draught-proof your windows and doors
At first glance installing professional draught-proofing and preventing heat loss from cracks in floors and skirting boards, can seem like a big investment at a cost of around £225. If you’re quite handy and can DIY your own draught proofing, it will be much cheaper.
However, after installation, it can save you around £125 (£100 in NI) per year on energy bills.
3. Lights off
One of the quickest ways to cut down on energy bills is to turn off the lights when you’re not using them. This will save you around £25 (£12 in NI) a year on your annual energy bills. If you want to further reduce your energy consumption, replace your current light bulbs with LED ones.
4. Shower time
If you love your time in the bathroom, then this could be a challenge to you. However, keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes translates to paying £95 (£90 in NI) less per year on energy bills. And, If you’re a bath lover, swapping just one bath with a 4-minute shower per week could save you £20 (£19 in NI) a year on your energy bills.
5. Energy Company Saver Sessions
Opt in to any saving sessions your energy supplier is running – these super saver sessions build up the more you opt in. Depending on how much you reduce your energy consumption during the sessions, you can save upwards of £120 a year!
For additional information on how to save money on your bills amid the energy crisis, head over to the Energy Saving Trust for more practical and helpful tips.
If you’re looking for a warm, fully-furnished, clean and well-lit workspace to help you in your bid to cut down on energy costs, why not pop by Cube Co-Working Space? With easy access to our facility via the A22 and London via direct rail into London Bridge, getting to and from our location has never been easier! High-speed internet, comfortable desk spaces, private meeting rooms and breakout areas all add up for a productive workspace. Teas and coffees are on the house, and you’re welcome to use the electric vehicle charger conveniently installed just outside.