No one enjoys receiving a high electricity bill, but the good news is that it’s possible to significantly reduce your energy usage and the cost associated with it. Here at EJB Electrical, we are passionate about helping our clients save money on their energy bills, and we believe that knowledge is power. So, let’s take a look at some top tips for reducing your electricity bills.
1. Energy Efficient Appliances
One of the quickest ways to reduce energy usage is by switching to energy-efficient appliances. Look for products with the ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ label, a UK certification that identifies high-efficiency products. While they might cost more upfront, they’ll save you money in the long run through reduced electricity consumption.
2. Switch Off Standby Appliances
Leaving your appliances on standby mode can surprisingly add a lot to your electricity bill. In fact, the Energy Saving Trust estimates that you could save around £30 a year just by turning appliances off at the plug. So, remember to switch off your appliances completely when not in use.
3. Use Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
Incandescent light bulbs are a thing of the past. Modern LED bulbs consume up to 90% less energy and last longer too. If you replace all the bulbs in your home with LEDs, you could save about £35 a year on your electricity bills.
4. Regular Maintenance
Regular maintenance of electrical systems and appliances is crucial. Faulty wiring or appliances can consume more power, leading to higher electricity bills. At EJB Electrical, we offer a comprehensive range of electrical repair and installation services to keep your systems running smoothly and efficiently.
5. Invest in a Smart Meter
Smart meters provide real-time information about your energy usage, allowing you to understand where and when you’re using the most electricity. Most energy suppliers in the UK provide smart meters free of charge, and they can be an invaluable tool for managing your energy consumption.
6. Energy-Efficient Heating
Lower your thermostat by just one degree can save up to £80 a year. Also, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat that adjusts heating based on your patterns, further increasing your savings.
7. Insulate Your Home
Proper insulation keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, reducing the need for heating and air conditioning. Consider insulating your loft, walls, and floors to improve your home’s energy efficiency.
8. Solar Panels
Installing solar panels is a significant investment, but it’s one that can pay off handsomely. Solar panels can generate a considerable portion of your electricity, especially during the summer months, drastically reducing your energy bills. Plus, with the UK’s Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), you could even earn money by selling the excess electricity back to the grid. EJB Electrical are experts in solar panel installation, and we’d be happy to discuss how this could work for your home.
Energy efficiency isn’t just about saving money – it’s about reducing our impact on the environment. By making small changes, we can all contribute to a greener, more sustainable future. Contact EJB Electrical today to find out more about our services and how we can help you reduce your electricity bills.