We all know how expensive our electricity bills can become throughout the winter months. Indeed, that is why there are so many articles online about reducing them when the weather is bad. We saw a gap in the market when it came to doing the same during the summer. After performing some research, we discovered many ways you can reduce spending when the weather is good. As you will see in just a moment, you don’t have to make huge initial investments to make that happen. You simply have to use your head and employ some good ideas.
- Use timers on your plugs
Plug timers are not expensive, and you can make lots of savings by purchasing them in bulk. There is no need to have power going to your TV or other items when you are asleep in bed. Using plug timers could save you up to £200 during the summer months, and so you need to get some as soon as possible. Just make sure you don’t use them on your fridge or anything that needs a constant power supply.
- Switch to LED lighting
The sun doesn’t go down until around 9pm during the summer, and so you only have to use your lights for a couple of hours before bed. You might think that would mean standard bulbs are fine, but you’d be wrong. GU10 LED dimmable bulbs could help you to reduce energy usage by around 25%. That is a fantastic amount that will ensure your electricity bills are much lower. Best of all? LED bulbs last much longer than their counterparts, and so you won’t have to replace them quite as often.
- Install solar panels on your roof
Most people are a little hesitant about paying for the installation of solar panels on their roof because they can be a little expensive. However, there is no need to worry. Depending on where you live in the world, there will be multiple government-run schemes in place designed to reduce the investment you need to make. The best thing about installing solar panels during the summer is that you will capture much more energy than you use. At the end of the year, you receive a cheque for any power you don’t use. Not bad is it?
- Switch your heating off at the boiler
You will not need to use your heating during the summer months, but that doesn’t mean your kids won’t turn the dial at some point. To make sure nobody in your home wastes energy on heating, you should turn it off at the boiler. Most children will not know how to get it working again, and it should give you peace of mind. That is especially the case if they are in your home all day while you are at work.
With those excellent tips, we are sure your electricity bills will be lower this summer. You shouldn’t stop there though. Perform a little more research, and you will discover many more fruitful techniques for reducing consumption. Good luck!
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