It’s so easy for our homes to leak money if we’re not careful about how we use energy and water. Here’s a guide on some of the simplest savings you can start making today.
Five tips to save money in the home:
Full draft-proofing can save you £55 a year. Check your windows, doors, floors and letter boxes; fix these with self-adhesive strips, sealants and draught excluders.
Insulating your loft can save you £225 a year, and cavity wall insulation can save around £110 a year.
3. Drips and leaks
A dripping tap costs us £7 per year, while leaking pipes can cost us much more.
4. Switches and dials
Save money by turning off lights when leaving a room, even if the bulbs are energy-saving. Also remember not to leave appliances on standby or charge things unnecessarily.
Turn down the thermostat if you can; reducing your room temperature by 1°C can cut your heating bills by up to 10% and save you around £60 per year.
See how you can reduce your electricity bill.
5. Kitchen savings
Kettles: only boil the water you need. You could save up to £7 a year.
Make sure diswashers and washing machines are full before turning them on.
Turn off the tap when you don’t need it! A running tap wastes six litres of water a minute.
See how you can cut your water bill.