During the Covid-10 pandemic, we will be expected to spend a lot of time in our homes in order to protect ourselves and the rest of the public. Spending so much of our time at home will take some getting used to and unfortunately, most of us will see the cost of our household bills increase due to using more gas and electricity during this extra time in the house. Today, we will be taking a look at ways to save money on our household bills during the pandemic.
Make Small Changes
In order to save money on your energy bills, you should start small. Making small changes to start off with will make it easier to stick to them, which will bring the price down on your energy bills at a more consistent rate. Just one small change, like unplugging appliances rather than leaving them on standby, or spending less time in the shower, has the power to save you a chunk of money each month and even more over the year.
Switch Energy Supplier
One of the most effective ways to save money on your energy bills is by switching energy supplier. To ensure you get a good deal, you should compare the amount you pay for your supplier by using a reliable comparison website to see if it would be worth switching. If you have a fixed-term tariff, then you should make sure you do the comparison before it ends.
Add Some Upgrades
Upgrading your home during the pandemic will take time, but it has the ability to save you some money during lockdown and will continue to save you money while you live in that property. One of the ways you could upgrade your home is by installing enhanced roof insulation. This will help to save you money on energy bills because more heat will be retained in the home, which means you will spend less money on keeping it heated.
Replace Light Bulbs
If you haven’t done so already, replacing your light bulbs to energy saving or smart bulbs will save you money on your energy bills, while taking care of the environment. LED smart bulbs are great because you can control them from your smart phone and they use 80% less energy. Installing a smart meter alongside some energy saving bulbs will help you monitor how much you spend each day.
Turning Things Off
It may sound simple, but turning electronics and lights off when you are not in the room can save you a noticeable amount of money on your household bills each month. This includes turning electronics off, rather than leaving them on standby. During the pandemic, there will be an increase in the number of people who work from home, which means you could save a considerable amount of money by turning your laptop or computer off, rather than leaving it in sleep mode.
Implementing these changes doesn’t only save you money, but it’s also good for the environment. During these times, we have seen how vulnerable we actually are, making it more important than ever to start making changes to take care of our planet.