Saving money on utility bills is often high on everyone’s agenda. Yet it is often the simplest ways that are missed. There are many consumers that still never switch providers and they are certainly missing a trick. Some don’t switch thinking it is not worth it. Considering it is more of a hassle but actually the process is now much simpler. Forget salesmen knocking at your door with a clipboard asking you to fill in copious amounts of paperwork.
There are also lifestyle changes that can have a huge impact on lowering your utility bills.
- Stop paying by cash or cheque. Direct Debits are often the cheapest way to pay for regular bills. Once set up they are taken on a set day each month. It couldn’t be much easier!
- Using online services are also cheaper, do you really need paper statements? Not only is it a waste of paper it actually costs you more.
- Turn off appliances when you are not using them, many leave TV’s on standby and this still uses energy. Instead cut costs by switching things off especially at night when going to bed. Teach young children to sleep in the dark too then you don’t need to keep landing lights on at night. Landing lights are just a habit!
- Drop the thermostat down and little and layer up. If you find yourself with the heating on and yet you are only wearing one layer pop a jumper on! I also find wearing slippers and having warm feet keeps the rest of me warm too.
- Look at where you are losing heat. Last year I used a thermal imagery camera to see where energy was escaping. It pointed out the obvious like windows but also the not so obvious. You can then address each area as required. Shutting doors in the evening saved energy.
- My favourite thing is my heated blanket and it saves putting the heating on. I use this in the evenings when I am cosying up on the sofa.
- Make sure your meters are regularly read. Estimates can be well out and you may find that you have been overpaying on your bills.
British Gas is the largest provider of energy in Britain. However, the company does much more than supplying electricity and gas to Britain’s businesses and homes. The company offers a wide range of services to help households and businesses not only save money but also live in a safe and healthy environment. They can provide advice and other ways to reduce bills.
Sometimes speaking to someone else can help you see the things you are missing. We get so used to do doing things a specific way that we can fail to see changes that could be implemented. If you are looking to speak to a real person Contact Numbers UK have a vast directory of customer service contact numbers that cover a variety of different industries. If you want to speak to British Gas use contact numbers to find the way to get hold of them. Contact numbers also list many other numbers and makes searching for customer service teams that much quicker.
How have you tried to reduce your utility bills? Do let me know in the comments below.
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