Saving Money on Your Energy Bills: The 2023 Guide

Posted June 8, 2023 by in Lifestyle

Britain is still firmly in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis; just because it has been given less air time on the telly doesn’t mean that it has gone away. One of the biggest issues facing families today is rising energy bills. As we approach the summer, you are likely to save some money anyway because you are going to be using your heating and electricity less. That being said, it is still worth considering how you can save some money on your energy bills and becoming more energy efficient is good for the environment, too – it’s a win-win really. 


As mentioned above, you are going to rely on your heating a lot less during the summer months, which will save you money anyway – but winter will be here again before you know it. Actually, it probably makes more sense to address your heating needs during the summer months when the heating is off. You could consider laying down some more insulation to stop your home from losing too much heat. 

If you have draughty windows and doors, then it may also be worth considering replacing them with upgrades that are able to better keep the heat in. This does sound counter-productive in the summer months, but you can often find better deals because home insulation products are arguably in their off-season. 

Lastly, your boiler, if your boiler is old and kind of outdated, then it is going to be working inefficiently. This means that it will take longer to heat up and bring your house up to the right temperature, it will be working over time, and this is going to cost you more money in your energy bills. If you have the money to do so, it is absolutely worth getting a new boiler. 


In terms of saving money on your electric bills, all you can really do is try to be more mindful of how you are using it. Turn things off at the plug when you aren’t using them. Don’t leave lights on when you aren’t in the room. It is really just common sense. 

You could also choose to have your home assessed on its energy performance and take a look at the results. You could even get your EICR test done too by Hexo Electrical Testing. This can give you an insight into how your home is performing and where you can improve. 

Depending on the results of the tests, you can then think about having some electrical work carried out in your home to increase its efficiency and performance. This can then help to bring your bills down and make your home more energy efficient in general and, therefore, better for the environment

A lot of the time, you can help to reduce your energy bills simply by being more aware of your energy usage. Of course, this isn’t going to solve all of your problems, but it can be a start. It is also worth thinking about how you can reinvest in your home; spending a little money now on insulation or new windows, or electrical testing is going to pay off down the line. 

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