Reduce Your Electricity Bills

Thu, 16/02/2012 - 13:40 -- nick

We all need electricity. While we can cut down on how much we use, and this article gives some easy-to-follow advice on cutting down, we can also save money by making sure we have the cheapest supply, and this excellent article from Low Cost Living tells you exactly how to do this.

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Many people swear by paying bills with direct debit. For fixed amounts ie car insurance etc., this may be good. With electricity this can be both good and bad. You may find that you are paying too much and have to wait until the end of the stated year before you get an adjustment or refund or pay too little and have a nasty shock at the end of it.

Remember, if the energy supplier owes you, they're gaining interest out of the money they 'have banked' in your name. Check your bills.
Cutting Your Electricity Bill Tips
- Always switch lights off when leaving a room and please use energy saving light bulbs
- Don't leave TV's and other entertainment electricals on standby (Up to 26% of your electricity is used this way)
- Always buy the best energy efficient kitchen appliances
- Use a kettle to boil water to put in a saucepan for cooking. It'll take a lot less time than an electric stove. Always keep the lid on the pan when simmering or boiling water.
- Use microwaves for the smaller cooking jobs, they use less than half the electricity of a normal stove
- Regularly defrost your refrigerator or freezer and avoid opening the door too often. Consider using a savaplug - they really do work!