Families can save money on energy bills – but only if they make these home improvements | Personal Finance | Finance
Experts are revealing how households can cut their annual energy bill in half thanks to eight simple home improvements.
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced a reduction in the energy price cap this winter but one in three households will still be paying more towards their gas and electricity costs.
Despite the drop in the price per unit of energy, the daily fixed charge has increased, and the Government is not continuing its cost of living support from last year.
Households have been forced to cope with rising energy bills and inflation amid the ongoing cost of living crisis
This, combined with the wider challenges of the cost of living crisis, could leave millions of households struggling to pay their bills this winter.
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However, experts are reminding the public that it is still possible to reduce energy costs by making certain modifications to homes.
These include switching to LED bulbs, adding insulation, and sealing windows and doors from drafts.
Helen Rolph, price comparison expert at Quotezone.co.uk, breaks down what households need to do to ensure their energy bills come down.
She explained: “Saving money on energy bills starts with making simple adjustments to our daily habits, such as lowering the thermostat a few degrees or not leaving appliances on standby.
“But to reduce your energy consumption in the long run, it’s worth considering some initial investments in efficiency that will help future-proof your home.
“It looks like, despite the energy price gap narrowing, it won’t reflect on energy bills and many people will be paying more this winter.
“Now is the perfect time to make some energy-saving home improvements to prepare for the cold weather and cut your bills just in time for winter.
“Some of these upgrades may be a bit more expensive, but it’s definitely worth investigating and researching the government support available.”
Here are eight tips from Quotezone to help make your home more energy efficient this Christmas, while reducing those gas and electricity bills:
- Install insulation
- Draft-proof windows and doors
- Switch to LED light bulbs
- Windows upgrade
- Install a smart meter
- Switch to energy efficient appliances
- Upgrade your boiler
- Install solar panels.
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