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How to avoid higher energy bills

How to avoid higher energy bills

How to avoid higher energy bills

By: Nick Marr -  Category: United Kingdom - Added: 2012-07-03

Bills, bills, bills and even more bills! In this technology fuelled aged it seems the only way is up when it comes to energy bills. It therefore may come as no surprise that the levels of carbon emissions continue to rise despite many governments efforts. Whilst some of us are environmentally conscious, most of us consume high volumes of energy daily – all at once, at times. This inevitably means that we continuously pay out hefty sums to accommodate equally hefty energy-consuming lifestyles. High energy consumption is equal to high energy bills – therefore to avoid higher energy bills, it is paramount to avoid high energy usage. Would you agree that we’re on to something here? Yes? Well, that is fantastic – admitting the problem is the first step to recovery! But how does one achieve this?

The first step to avoiding higher energy bills is quite clearly a no-brainer; simply to reduce levels of energy consumption. Treat this almost as you would a diet – don’t go for a dramatic upheaval too quickly, but rather choose a slow but steady mechanism.  As opposed to reading an e-book from your laptop which is by the way sucking your electricity dry, you could unplug the device and pick up a dog-eared book from the shelf.

Better yet before you take our advice, use the energy consuming device that is your laptop, for a much higher purpose – do a quick search on the internet for the best possible gas and electricity prices around. The internet is rife with comparison websites that immediately compare gas and electricity prices for you in a matter of seconds. Within which time, you may even find that you’d be better off on a different home broadband deal.

Gas and electricity prices are constantly on a rise with the average household gas and electricity bill increasing by £100 year on year, therefore it’s essential that you compare gas and electricity prices from not just the Big Six energy suppliers but from the many smaller gas and electricity companies dotted throughout the UK. Shop around the entire energy market to find prices that are the best for you.

Unbeknownst to most, the gaps between walls in your home are one of the keys to avoiding higher energy bills to pay, by keeping the heat locked in wall-insulation ensures that large amounts of energy are not escaping your home. Be sure to insulate your home from an established insulation company for the best results. Furthermore, always keep an eye on your bills as well as how much energy is used in your home. By having your own record you can spot whether you’re being overcharged by your gas and electricity supplier.

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