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5 easy ways to save money on your energy bills

Published 15th February 2024
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Britain’s current energy crisis has seen bills rising across the board. If you’re anything like us, you’ll have been wondering how to save money...

The good news is there are several low-cost household items that can help you slash your energy bills, and the even better news is that we’ve made a list of the best ones for you!

Insulate your home to reduce heat loss

radiator reflector foilPlacing a thin strip of reflector foil behind your radiator is a simple and accessible method to help reduce heat loss in your home.

Acting as a barrier, radiator reflector foil ensures heat is bounced back into the room, which can save up to 70% of the heat that’s normally lost into the wall.

loft insulation rollAccording to Which?, having a properly insulated loft can help save up to £315 per year on your energy bills.

If your loft is accessible, installation is an easy task and doesn’t require a professional - making this an achievable way to save money!

Cut costs with a clothes airer

clothes airerDid you know? According to the Energy Saving Trust, each tumble dryer cycle uses about 4.5kWh!

While convenient, using a tumble dryer regularly consumes a lot of energy, which equates to money out of your pocket. Instead, use a drying rack to air dry your clothes and save a bit of cash!

Get energy-efficient light bulbs

LED light bulbReplacing your current light bulbs with LED alternatives is a quick way to cut costs – and reduce your carbon emissions at the same time!

Lighting makes up 11% of the average UK household electricity consumption; by switching to LED, you could reduce your carbon dioxide emissions by 40kg a year.

A simple change, but it’s the little things that add up!

Save water with a washing up bowl

washing up bowl Looking for a cheap and easy way to save money on your water bill? The solution could be found in the humble washing up bowl. No, really! 

With the average household using 349L of water each day, there’s lots of opportunity for waste.

Using a bowl ensures you don’t waste any unnecessary water while cleaning your dishes, putting every penny to good use. 

Small changes, big savings

Looking for even more ways to save on your energy bills? Head to our homeware department to discover a huge range of money-saving and eco-friendly products, plus a whole lot more!

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