Saving on your gas & electric

Gas and electric is a huge chunk of our outgoings, much more than I realised until I worked it out! To say I was shocked when I saw the figues is a massive under statement. 

A lot of people suggest buying solar panels, changing the windows, insulating the loft and the walls etc. If your finances are anything like ours, you simply can not afford most, if not all, of these.

I am currently sat here, wrapped in a blanket with a cuppa tea thinking of ways to save money on our electricity and gas bills. I have only come up with a few so far (I will add more as and when I think of them). I don't actually know how much any of these can save as of yet so I will lest every single one of these and eventually provide figures for you.

 

I am going to make an effort to do all of these things to see if it really can cut down on my bills.

If you have any suggestions, please feel free to email me at werethat@hotmail.com or fill in the contact form.

 

 

 

Electric bill for 2014 - £728

 

Gas Bill for 2014 - £728 (£7pw summer, £21pw winter)

 

 

 

 

 Electricity 

 

  • Comepare other providers & swap if others are cheaper 

  • Enjoy natural light. Avoid putting lights on until you really need to 

  • Change all light bulbs to energy saving 

  • Turn lights off when leaving the room 

  • Do not leave anything on standby. unplug all electrical devices and appliances off when not in use

  • Refrain from opening the over often when in use. 

  • Try to use the tumble drier less 

  • Bulk cook in one day 

  • Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need

  • Use the kettle to boil water for cooking 

  • Use a slow cooker as much as possible 

  • Do not put hot food in the fridge or freezer 

  • Wash at 30 degrees as much as possible 

  • Do not dry clothes on radiators

 

 

Current Electric bill for 2015 - £

 

Current Gas Bill for 2015 - £

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