Top Tips to Reduce Your Electricity Bill
As our homes become more and more dependent on electricity you may find that you are having to pay ever increasing electricity bills. It seems that every appliance in our homes runs on electricity now and it can be hard to find a way to cut our electricity usage.
But it’s not impossible. There are many simple things you can do every day that will reduce how much electricity you use, reduce your bills and ultimately help you save more money.
Energy Efficient Lightbulbs
The lights in our homes use a lot more electricity than you would think, and you can make a massive impact on your bill by switching to LED or low energy lightbulbs. An energy efficient lightbulb uses more than 5 times less energy than a standard bulb. In money terms, if you typically spend €10 a week on lighting, low energy lightbulbs will only cost you €2.
This one may seem simple, but you be surprised at how many people leave the lights on when they leave a room. Using lights only when necessary will cut you electricity usage and cut your bills. It may also be worth investing in a dimmer witch. You can control the brightness of your lights as needed and maximize your power efficiency.
Unplugging phone chargers, microwaves, and any other non-necessary appliances when they are not being used. Electricity and energy is still flowing through chargers even if they're not plugged into your phone. Similarly, make sure that televisions and radios are turned off completely and not left on standby. It's only a small change but can mean big savings on your bills.
Kill the Kettle
We all love our tea but the kettle is one of the biggest energy users in your kitchen. Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need, so if you are only making one cup of tea don’t fill the kettle the whole way up. If you’re going to make another cup of tea soon after you should make a pot of tea instead of boiling the kettle numerous times.