Tips for saving money on energy bills

With energy costs set to remain above historical levels, cutting your energy consumption is a great way to save money, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. With this in mind, here are some quick money saving tips that are worth remembering. Note that the Energy Savings Trust estimates the following annual savings based on a typical three-bedroom British semi-detached property and the April 2024 price cap.

First, turning appliances off at the wall when not in use, rather than leaving them on standby, can save you £45. Some appliances like TV recorders may need to be left on to function correctly, but devices like TVs and Blu-ray players can usually be safely powered off. Turning off lights when you leave the room can save another £7.

Doing one fewer washing load each week and reducing the water temperature to 30 degrees can save you £24, while shunning the tumble dryer and drying your clothes outside or inside on a clothes rack wherever possible can save you a further £50.

When it comes to bathing, keeping showers to a maximum of four minutes can save £55. If you like to have a good soak, swapping just one bath a week with a four-minute shower can save £9 over the year.

While the savings may seem small, they can really add up. You could also save even more by replacing an inefficient old boiler with a modern condensing equivalent. Xgas can provide a boiler installation in Wrexham and other nearby locations like Chester. Get in touch today to learn more and explore your financing options.