How to reduce your energy bill

Are you tired of spending a large chunk of your salary on energy bills? If so, you’re not alone! As energy costs rise and a greater emphasis is put on sustainability, people are looking for ways to reduce their energy usage.

Here are a few of the most effective ways to do just that: 

 

Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances

Unfortunately, the truth is that older appliances tend to use a lot more energy than their newer models. Before buying a new appliance, try looking for a sign that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.

 

Unplug electronics when they’re not in use

Did you know that even when electronics are turned off they can still use energy? If you’re looking for a simple way to reduce your energy bills, start by unplugging electronics like televisions, computers, and phone chargers when you’re not using them.

 

Switch to LED light bulbs

While people know that LED light bulbs are the better option, few actually know why. LED light bulbs not only use up to 80% less energy than traditional bulbs but they also last longer. So, while their initial price is higher, they save you money in the long run. 

 

Install a programmable thermostat

While a thermostat is a must for many of us, it’s one of the biggest contributors to high energy bills. A way to reduce these costs would be to install a programmable thermostat that will adjust the temperature based on your schedule. 

 

Seal air leaks

Installing a programmable thermostat would be in vain if your home is struggling with air leaks. Leaks will allow the air to escape and force your heating system to work harder so sealing them is essential. 

 

Use natural light

While artificial light is often necessary, natural light can also do the trick. Take advantage of these opportunities to fill your home with natural light and lower your utility bill at the same time. 

These tips may seem simple but they’re also very effective ways to reduce your energy bill. If you find yourself needing more storage space while implementing these changes call us at 01803835777 to find the closest Indoor Self Storage facility!