It is no hidden secret that the cost of energy bills has skyrocketed in recent years. Despite the government’s proposal to reduce energy costs, many of us will still be paying far more than previously for our energy bills. Have you been trying to think of new ways to save money? Well, at the Handy Squad, so have we! Our team have come up with a highly effective solution to decrease energy costs and it only requires a few simple changes.
There are a number of ways that you can reduce your energy bill, many of which you would have heard of before, but do you know the benefits of using LED bulbs? If you want to see a dramatic decrease in your energy bills in the upcoming months, we highly recommend switching your bulbs from halogen to LED. Let us tell you why! Suppose you have a 50W halogen bulb in your kitchen that is turned on for 8 hours of the day. With the current energy prices, this would cost you £3.60 per month, leading to a total of £44 per year.
Remember this is the price for one, singular bulb, imagine what the total cost of your entire house would look like if you are using halogen bulbs throughout! It would be colossal! By switching to a 6 or 7 W LED bulb, you could reduce this cost by over 80%, saving huge amounts of money with just a simple step.
How we can help
At the Handy Squad, our London electricians can help with this transition. We can change light bulbs, install your brand-new LED bulbs, and assess how many new bulbs you will need, in case you are unsure. To find out more about what is involved in switching to LED bulbs, why not chat with a member of our team for some expert advice? You can call us on 0800-0-12-12-12 or fill in our online form. We have been offering our services for over a decade, providing us with a huge amount of knowledge in the field of home electrics, plumbing, carpentry and far more, so you can rely on us! You can also find us on Checkatrade.com with an overall rating of 9.69, showing how highly we value customer satisfaction (which is why we want to help you with those daunting energy bills!).
Turn off your electrics
Another more obvious way to save energy and one which we are constantly reminded to do is to turn off your electrical appliances and light switches when not being used. Again, this is such a simple change that you can make, which will have a huge impact on your energy bill. So, start pestering those you live with to turn off the lights when they leave the room and don’t just turn your TV to standby, switch it off entirely! You will be thanking us for this later.
Install integrated blinds
Perhaps you have been considering installing a fresh set of blinds to help decrease costs, which is an excellent idea! Integrated or Venetian blinds can be used to trap in heat, diminishing the need for heating in the colder months. During daylight hours, open your integrated blinds to retain heat from the sun so that in the evening, when these blinds are closed, your room remains cosy and warm. Conversely, you can use these blinds to keep your room cool during the summer months, which again reduces the need for air conditioning or electrically powered fans. Why not ask one of our handymen to help with hanging blinds to save yourself the hassle?
Finally, have you thought about replacing your appliances with more eco-friendly options? An eco-friendly fridge is a brilliant idea to bring down energy costs, as they are powered by less electricity, therefore using fewer running costs. You could even ask a member of our team to lift and shift this heavy fridge so that you’re not faced with the tiring task.
We know that energy bills have doubled in the last 2 years and who knows where these prices will go in the future, but by implementing these small changes, you can relax. Hopefully, our tips have put your mind at ease and given you some new ideas to save money, after all, we want to help you! Whether that be replacing your light bulbs, moving your furniture, or finding an “electrician near me”, we are here to help! Act now and don’t neglect these small changes which can have a huge impact on your energy bill.