A PROPERTY expert has listed seven vital tips that can save homeowners hundreds of pounds on energy bills throughout the winter.
With temperatures rapidly dropping as winter draws in, people are finding it harder to stay warm inside their homes.
As a result, they are likely to turn their heating on more frequently – and for longer spells – throughout the day.
However, St. Modwen Homes has revealed the best ways to avoid high energy bills this winter.
Heating on low, or no?
Everyone has probably heard that leaving your heating on low all day will save you energy, but that’s actually a huge myth.
To make best use of your heating in the long run, you should only turn it on when you need to.
It’ll save you more energy which, in-turn, will benefit your bank account.
Ignorance isn’t always bliss
Hearing terms like “insulation”, “cavity wall” and “air-tight” can make many of us instantly switch off.
But, ignoring these crucial elements can cost you dearly.
Inadequate insulation is a major culprit in energy waste, and neglecting proper insulation means that your heating systems must work overtime, resulting in skyrocketing energy costs.
Conserve when cooking
Preheating ovens for too long, using oversized pots and pans, and forgetting to use lids can result in energy wastage when you’re cooking up a storm.
If you’re looking to save money when cooking, using appliances like microwaves and air fryers can help conserve energy, quite significantly.
Out with the old
Outdated appliances guzzle electricity and gas.
So, if you’ve got an old fridge, oven or washing machine, upgrading to new energy-efficient models can lead to substantial long-term savings.
Although it may be costly upfront, you’ll thank yourself in years to come.
It costs watt?
Leaving on lights, appliances, and electronic devices when you’re not using them can cost you more than you realise – hundreds of pounds a year, in fact.
Implementing energy-saving practices in your daily life, such as switching off your lights when not in use, can make a significant difference.
On a cold winter day, there’s nothing better than a hot shower or bath.
But taking a long time in the tub and using excessive hot water can cause an increase in your bills.
Cutting down on the time you spend in the bathroom, or even installing low-flow showerheads can make all the difference.
Shut the front door!
Closing internal doors and isolating specific rooms or areas within your home can keep your body heat up and your energy bills down.
This is especially useful in larger homes or multi-story properties.
By closing doors to rooms that you’re not using, you can prevent the heat from escaping into unoccupied areas.
Elsewhere, an energy expert has revealed the four small changes you can make in each room to reduce your bills by £700.
With the weather taking an autumnal turn and the days starting to feel shorter, many of us have started thinking about how to keep our energy bills down this winter.