One of the most important things that should be on a homeowner’s agenda is to save more money by using less energy. Hot, running water, electricity and a stable WIFI connection is a must in most households. Besides switching providers, there are a number of ways to reduce the amount of money you spend on your utilities. Here are a few pointers to help you cut costs and save money.
Switch to a Renewable Energy Source
One fundamental change you can make to your household is switching to a renewable energy source. During a harsh winter, you can be sure that your energy bills will spike. Not to mention, with the increase in unpredictable weather you never know when you will need to turn your heating on full blast. In turn, this can result in an extravagant gas and electricity bill. To reduce the amount of money you pay in utilities, invest in solar power panels. Solar power is a sustainable energy source which produces lower carbon dioxide emissions than electricity generated using fossil fuels. Although there is a high upfront cost involved, you will be saving money in the long run while doing your bit for the environment too.
Make Your Conservatory More Energy Efficient
Households with conservatories can enjoy extra space in the home, a boost in property value and a place to sun themselves all year round. However, homeowners need to make their conservatory more efficient if they don’t want to fork out on utilities. In the winter, heat can escape quickly through a conservatory roof. An inefficient roof can lead to draughts and cold spots, while a cold floor can make you feel the chill quicker. In addition, old conservatories often have single glazed windows, which is also inadequate when it comes to retaining heat. To make your conservatory more efficient you can place a rug on the floor to keep your toes warm and replace the roof and windows with a more efficient alternative. Alternatively, you can draught-proof the conservatory by sealing it yourself. You can do this by installing new seals in the frames. Easi-Dec has designed a Conservatory Roof Access System. This two-piece system can help you get to those hard to reach places safely and efficiently. For more information, visit easi-dec.co.uk .
Install a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat can help you reduce your utility bills while keeping you at a moderate temperature with just the touch of a button (or the sound of your voice). These devices can be operated remotely using a smart device and can even be connected with Alexa or Google Assistant. Fluctuating temperatures, leaving your thermostat on all day and setting it to a hotter or colder temperature to get results faster can all cause energy bills to spike. On the other hand, smart thermostats are designed to pick up your daily routine and adjust the temperature accordingly. After a while, you will not have to worry about changing the temperature again because your smart thermostat will do it for you in a more efficient way.
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