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How to Cut Down the Energy Bills

With the rising cost of living, finding ways to cut down on energy bills is a daily task for households all across the UK. 

Energy tends to be one of our most significant expenses, especially during the colder months. Still, there are ways that you can reduce your energy consumption and save money on your monthly energy bills.

Audit Your Energy

To cut down on energy bills, you first need to identify how much energy you use in your home. Get a smart meter installed to assess your home’s energy usage and identify areas where you can save energy.

If you’ve got a Wiser smart heating system, you can take your energy audit to the next level with Insights+. Get even more personalised data on your usage, so you can see real-time breakdowns of your energy usage, heating predictions and spend tracking, helping you in the battle to save money and cut energy bills.

Reduce Draughts And Escaping Heat

Sealing draughts and air leaks around windows and doors is one of the best ways to cut down on energy bills. If you have draughty windows or gaps under your doors, the energy you’re paying for is simply escaping from the room.

You can easily seal draughts and leaks with caulk and plastic strips, draught excluders or even insulated curtains. Investing in upgrading your windows to triple glazing can also help to reduce heat escaping through your windows. 

If you only use specific rooms in your home, turn the radiators down in unoccupied rooms or use Wiser’s multi-zone heating capabilities to schedule or turn off heating in rooms you’re not even using.

Use Energy-Saving Appliance Settings

Some appliances and electronics offer energy-saving settings that can help you reduce energy consumption when using that appliance. For example, power-saving settings on laptops will save energy by requiring less frequent charging, and many televisions now have energy-saving modes that work similarly.

If it’s time to upgrade some of your appliances, make sure you do your research and look for newer, more energy-efficient models that have these energy-saving features on them. 

Take Advantage Of The Weather

During the summer months, you don’t need to run your heating the same way as you do during Winter. If you have a traditional heating system, simply switch it off; but if you have a smart heating system like Wiser, you can use Away Mode to pause your heating schedules when you don’t need them.

This applies to lighting, too; when it’s light outside, turn your lights off! Many people use electrical lighting when natural light is sufficient, and you can cut energy bills by simply switching them off during the day. Open curtains or blinds to let the sunshine through, or even install skylights to brighten your home naturally.

If you’re looking for more ways you can save energy and cut energy bills, Wiser can help. Our smart heating systems can save users up to £575 a year on energy bills, putting more money back in your pocket and helping you to do your bit for the environment. 

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