Managing your money

How to reduce your energy bills

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Energy saving tips

We spend a lot of money on gas and electricity. That's why we've pulled together our top energy saving tips. We want to help save you money, and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.

  1. 01

    Don't leave appliances on standby

    Turn your electrical appliances off at the plug, according to the Energy Saving Trust this can save you around £35 a year. 

  2. 02

    Use energy efficient light bulbs

    LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy and last up to 15 times longer than incandescent or halogen bulbs (source: smartenergygb.org). 

  3. 03

    Adjust your thermostat

    Turning the heating thermostat down by one degree can save you up to around £80 a year, according to the Energy Saving Trust.

  4. 04

    Request a smart meter from your energy supplier

    Smart meters show what you're using in pounds and pence, helping you keep an eye on what you're spending. You can also set daily budgets to help ensure you don't spend more than you'd like to on energy. 

  5. 05

    Switch energy supplier

    Energy bills can be a considerable chunk of our household bills, if you're on a standard variable tariff or haven't switched for a while you could be paying more than you need to. 

Other ways to reduce your household bills

Looking at energy saving and switching is just one way to reduce your monthly outgoings. There are many ways to save money on your monthly bills.

Better budgeting

Get a clearer idea of your monthly budget and make better decisions about how you manage your money. Take a look at our top tips to help you budget like a pro.

Categorise your spending

If you find you've been spending way too much on certain things, you can set yourself budgets in different categories such as Bills.

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Smarter saving

Check out our top tips for ways to save money and give your monthly budget a boost or leave you a little extra to save for a rainy day.

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