With home energy costs on the rise but the need for electricity the highest it has ever been, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep your bill low. It can be a common misconception that the best way to save on your electricity costs is to simply cut down completely on usage, but this sometimes is not necessary. In this blog we are going to share some of the ways that you can save electricity in your home and therefore, lower your bills!
In homes across the world people leave appliances plugged in or on standby over night without realising how incredibly costly it is. A simple change in routine which will definitely save electricity is spending a few minutes every night checking that everything is switched off before you go to bed. Leaving your TV on standby will cause your bill to rise constantly so be sure to avoid doing so! It is also a great idea to get any children in your home into the habit of switching off their computers and games consoles when they’ve finished with them.
Smart Meters are a fantastic way of keeping track of how much electricity you use on a daily basis. These metres can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier for much more accurate energy bills. Smart meters are easy to use, even for those who are less handy when it comes to technology.
Energy Efficient Lighting
If you are someone who still uses Incandescent light bulbs in your home, you will already be using a much higher amount of electricity than the average person. Take a step into the modern world by having energy efficient lighting installed throughout your property. With the fitting of these new lightbulbs which are designed to use a lot less energy, you will notice a huge drop when you see your first electricity bill afterwards.
Here at Harvey Electrical Services we can install energy efficient lighting in your home, as well as offering expert advice on lowering your energy costs. To find out more call us on 01325 249294 or visit www.harveyelectricalservices.com