Some of the worst winters in decades could really bring us to our knees. During the end of the year, energy utilization increases as people need to provide heating inside their homes. However, we should consider whether we are being mugged by our utility provider. So faced with the rapid increases in utility costs, we should look for ways to reduce our electricity and gas costs. It should be noted that we lose a third of heat through the walls and a quarter through the roof. We should consider various energy-saving measures that can help us reduce energy costs.
By insulating cavity on the wall and lift, we should be able to reduce the annual heating bills by about $500 each year. The annual carbon dioxide emission can also be reduced by more than one ton. We should also be aware that central heating boilers can be very inefficient. In this case, we should consider changing our central heating boiled and replace it with the new one that can be up to 70 percent more efficient. Especially, we need to use heating system that can automatically adjust the internal temperature constantly to reduce overall heating requirements.
We should summarize a list of solutions that we can do to reduce electricity and gas bills. Other than adding insulation of wall and lofts, we should consider investing on solar panels. This could help reduce energy costs during the summer and the money we save can be used to pay for the increased energy cost during the winter. We may also replace light bulbs with the energy-saving models. They could last five times longer and provide significant savings both in energy utilization and replacement costs. Central heating unit should also be replaced, especially if it is more than ten years old.
All radiators should be equipped with heating controls tap and we may need to switch utility providers if we can get better deals. It is a good idea to pay our monthly bills with direct debit if this allows us to get some discount from provider. Some providers allow us to create an online account to allow us assess our monthly usages. We will be able to confirm that the amount we will pay match with the energy we use. We should switch off all light switches if we are not inside the room. We spend a lot of money each year by leaving TV, computer and fans on when we are not using them.
In general, we should be able to reduce electricity and gas bills by doing the right things. We will get rewards each month and the money we save can be used to add our savings account. We should start to make changes immediately and by reducing energy consumption, we also help in reducing the overall carbon dioxide emission. Following these saving tips should be easy for any family and they can start by making at least two or three improvements each year. Energy isn’t limitless, especially for countries that still use non-sustainable energy sources.