How to save money on your bills

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If you’ve been spending more time than usual at home lately, you might have noticed that your bills have gone up a little, or even a lot. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can reduce the amount of energy you use to save your money and the planet while you’re at it.

How to save money on bills

Switch to LED lights

Energy-saving light bulbs are an easy way to cut your energy bills. They come in a range of sizes and fittings. Even if you have brand new, less energy-efficient bulbs, you’re better off replacing them now to save on the amount of energy you use.

Pay by Direct Debit

If you can, pay by Direct Debit. Utility companies usually offer incentives for payments made by this method.

Time for a change?

If you’ve been with the same energy suppliers for a while, it’s worth having a look at other options. There could be a better rate that will save you money.

Be ‘smart’

If your property has its own utility meter, then you might be able to upgrade to a ‘smart’ meter. Smart meters allow you to keep an eye on how much energy you’re using and provide the information you need to budget. Contact your utility company to see if you can upgrade.

Air dry your clothes

Relying on your tumble dryer means using more energy that you may need to. If you have the time and space, air drying will save energy, money and avoid accidentally shrinking your clothes! If your boiler is in a cupboard, try installing a clothes rack to dry your clothes using the heat it releases.

Keep an eye on your boiler

Keeping your boiler happy, healthy and working efficiently will keep you warm and save you money. Have it serviced each year, check that the pressure is above 1, and make sure the flame is blue.

Let us know if you’re struggling

If you’re finding it hard to pay your bills or rent, please get in touch with us. You might be surprised how many options are available to you, even if you don’t qualify for benefits such as Universal Credit.

It’s easier than ever to get in touch with us now, with our new online financial support form.

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