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Easy Ways to Cut Your Household Bills (Infographic)

With household bills getting bigger every year, finding cheap, easy ways to cut your costs has never been so important.

Luckily, even small changes can make a big difference to your bank balance – check out our energy efficiency infographic for simple, money-saving ideas you can try today.

A guide to an energy efficient home infographic - BoilerJuice

In the Kitchen

  • Eco Kettle: Consider replacing your standard kettle with an eco-kettle. These handy gadgets use vacuum flask technology to keep water hot for longer.
  • Energy Egg & Solo Plug: Invest in an Energy Egg – this motion detector reduces your energy bills by wirelessly switching off electric appliances or lights when you leave the room. Typical Saving: Up to 30% on connected devices.
  • Boiler: Around 55% of home energy costs are related to your boiler. Get yours serviced annually to make sure it is working efficiently and reduce the chance of expensive breakdowns or maintenance issues.
  • Microwave: Research has shown that heating food up in a microwave rather than using the oven could save you moneyTypical Saving: Uses about 50% less energy.

In the Living Room

  • Chimney: Block your chimney or invest in a chimney balloon to reduce the amount of heat that is lost through your chimney. Typical Saving: Up to £153 a year.
  • Radiator: Look after your radiator! Bleed radiators regularly to make sure they are working as efficiently as possible.
  • Thermostat: Sometimes a small change can make a big difference. Dial your thermostat down by just 1°C to save on your heating bills. Typical Saving: Up to £60 per year.

In the Bedroom

  • Cavity Wall Insulation: Take advantage of free cavity wall insulation as part of government-backed schemes. Typical Saving: Up to 15% on fuel bills.
  • Light Bulbs: If you’re still using incandescent lightbulbs, it’s time to make the switch to LEDs. Typical Saving: Incandescent bulbs use up to 75% less energy.
  • Plug Sockets: Unplug devices when they aren’t in use. Even if your TV is on standby it’s still using power – it all adds up!
  • Windows: Natural light is free light! Take advantage of the sun during those summer months rather than automatically switching on lights.
  • In the Bathroom

  • Shower Pressure: One high-pressure shower could use more energy than a bath – turn down your water pressure to save on those bills.
  • Ditch the Batteries: Using battery-powered devices in the bathroom uses more power than mains-operated devices. Ditch the batteries, or switch to a manual razor to save on your bills.
  • Dual Flush Toilet: If you’re refitting your bathroom, invest in a dual flush toilet to save on your water bills.

In the Loft

  • Insulation: Invest in cavity wall insulation and loft insulation (a minimum of 270mm) to insulate your home and save on heating bills. Typical Saving: Up to £250 per year.

Outside the home

Oil Tank: Check your oil tank is in a safe location, and use appropriate safety measures to keep your oil secure. Oil tank locks start from just £59.99.

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