The clocks go back this Sunday 28th October which means an extra hour in bed; but it also means colder days, darker nights and potentially a high electricity bill. UK households pay around £3.4 billion each year and the biggest offenders of appliance costs include fridge freezers, electric hobs, and tumble dryers, whilst lighting your home accounts for 18% of your total bill.
This Halloween, we’re saying don’t be spooked, be savvy. Simple switches, such as choosing appliances with high energy efficiency ratings can mean big savings. Follow these tips to cut your electricity cost this winter:
Insulate your home
Insulation is a key measure to improve energy-efficiency in your home. Ofgem state that insulation can ‘reduce your energy bills’.
There are many different insulation types, such as:
• Cavity Wall Insulation
• Loft Insulation
• Solid Wall Insulation
Thrift Energy only employ trusted and accredited installers that are experienced in fitting all of these measures to a high standard with minimal fuss.
You may be eligible for free funding under ECO guidelines, or there are other gran funding options available also. Contact us on 0800 689 3415 or apply online LINK to check your eligibility and book a FREE home survey.
Home Energy checks
Home energy checks are important too, to assess additional improvements that will help you efficiently heat your home whilst keeping down costs.
Thrift Energy offer FREE home surveys to determine eligibility and find the best solution for you.
Contact us on 0800 689 3415 or apply online https://www.thriftenergy.co.uk/contact-us/ to check your eligibility and book a FREE home survey.
Upgrade or Replace your boiler
Heating your home accounts for around 55% of energy use – upgrading your current gas boiler to a new, energy efficient condensing boiler could save as much as £310 a year in energy bills.
Thrift has a team of experienced heating installers, who can install a new boiler with the minimum of fuss, making your home warmer and more energy efficient all in one go!
We have experience with gas, oil and LPG boilers, so whatever your needs are, give us a call to see if we can help.
Avoid Scary Standby
Do not leave appliances on standby if you want to save. Whilst this is unavoidable for some home appliances such as your fridge freezer, where possible you should switch appliances off completely by the plug socket. Leaving equipment on standby can cost you £30 per year – a lot when you’re not using it!
Fill a bowl once when you wash-up to save £25 a year in energy bill, plus it keeps your hands warm, plus you’ll hear Trick or Treaters if you’re not running the taps!
The eerie chill of Halloween is upon us, the chill is about to nip at your ankles and prevent your home from staying warm – be one step-ahead and scare the cold away by finding a simple draught excluder. They’re usually in the form of a long pillow, you’re sure to be able to find themed ones for your Halloween bash!
Light up your life with LEDS
Light is less scary than the dark, but wouldn’t it be good to cut back costs? Well you can! Just replaced your regular bulbs with LEDs, to save about £35 a year on bills*.
When the dusk sets in, make sure you close your curtains…not only will it keep you cosy in your Halloween hideaway, it also prevents heat from escaping through the windows making your home warm too.
Have a wonderful and very warm Halloween. Sp00k to you sooooon…