Easy Ways to Save on Your Electricity Bills

Saving money on your electricity bills isn’t as hard as you may think. We have found some of the best ways to lower your bills; everything from switching your supplier to switching your lightbulbs.

Switch energy suppliers

If you have had the same energy supplier for the last 3 years, you may save yourself a considerable amount of money by looking elsewhere. 
Approximately 60% of people are on a standard/default tariff (according to Ofgem), and this definitely is not the company’s cheapest option so, if this is you, you should look at other plans or companies. Some companies even offer a discount to customers that pay monthly via direct debit or those that use an online-only tariff with no paper bills.
A lot of energy companies offer duel-fuel deals for customers wanting the same supplier for gas and electricity. However, to save yourself even more money, it is better to pay for them separately. This allows you to find the cheapest gas supplier and cheapest electricity supplier.

Switch to LED bulbs

LED bulbs might be slightly more expensive to buy than other lightbulbs, but they cost only £1.71 to run for a whole year and have a lifespan of up to 25,000 hours. This is twenty-five times longer than traditional lightbulbs.
LED bulbs are also the most efficient and by far the cheapest bulb long term. They pay for themselves very quickly, compared to other bulbs which may never pay for themselves in savings.
If you have already swapped to LED bulbs, remember to switch off all lights as you leave the room and pick the best sized bulb for the job.

Switch off electrical appliances

75 percent of the energy used by home electronics is consumed when they're turned off. Example electrical appliances include televisions, games consoles, stereos, computers, kitchen appliances — basically anything that holds a time or other settings. When you're finished with them, make sure you turn them off. 

Lower your heating bills

13 percent of your home's electricity is used on heating water. You can lower this percentage by lowering the temperature on the heater to 130-140 degrees. You can also minimise usage of the boiler by: 

  • Windows - Use draught-proof strips around the window frame to cover any gaps. Always close the curtains at night to stop ay heat escaping.
  • Doors - Use draught-proof strips around the door frame. Attach a draft excluder to the bottom of all doors.
  • Fireplaces - Fill in or cover up your fireplace if you do not use it. This can be done with an inflatable pillow or a cap over the chimney pot.
  • Loft hatches - Use draught-proof foam to fill in any gaps.

Your local electrician in Worcester Park

Here at AEI Electrical, we can cater to all of your electrical needs across all major South London and Surrey areas, including Sutton, Cheam, Banstead, Kingswood, Epsom, Tadworth and Wallington.
To get in touch, please fill out our contact form, email us at info@aeielectrical.com or give us a call on 0203 6593 651 / 0791 4615 151. We look forward to hearing from you soon!