Household bills can quite easily become overwhelming and unmanageable if you don’t make an effort to keep a lid on your spending. There are plenty of easy ways to reduce your bills and manage monthly outgoings, without having to adapt your lifestyle dramatically.
Energy bills are one of the most significant costs that homes have to deal with. Although there are plenty of payment options available allowing families to benefit from fixed rates and monthly payment plans, energy can drain your bank account if you lose hold on how much you’re using on a regular basis.
There are several ways for households to reduce their energy bills month on month. The first and most valuable option is to replace your old boiler. Yes, it may require a certain investment for a boiler replacement, but if you stick with an ancient boiler model that’s over a decade old, you are potentially letting your money go down the drain. Boilers naturally become less efficient over time as parts corrode, meaning if you’ve had yours for many years it won’t be functioning as it should. All boiler models produced these days must have an A-rating for energy efficiency by law, meaning they use far less energy to heat your home and you can save tons on energy bills each month.
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BOXT provide the most efficient boiler brands out there to homes across the UK, including Vaillant boilers and Worcester Bosch. They provide a super fast service and can have new boilers installed in family homes as soon as the next day. Opting for a new boiler can not only save you money on energy bills in the long run, but your warranty will mean you can rely on local engineers to carry out any necessary maintenance without having to spend a fortune on labour costs.
Another way to manage your energy bills these days is to have a smart thermostat or meter installed in your home. Smart thermostats make it easier than ever to keep track of how much you’re spending on energy by allowing you to turn your boiler on and off via an app on your phone. Some thermostats can be programmed to monitor the temperature of your home and turn themselves on or off once your home hits a certain temperature.
If you’ve recently had a new boiler installed but are still noticing your household bills going through the roof, your home may need some better insulation. Older homes tend to be built with far less wall and roof insulation, so if you live in a period home, having proper insulation installed can make a huge difference.
Start growing vegetables
If you want to go even further, why not start growing your own vegetables? Growing some of your own produce in the garden can help to cut down on food costs, especially with fruit and veg being one of the more expensive foods. Homegrown food is also far better for you and can allow you to have a constant supply of vegetables in your back garden.
Replace windows and doors
Older homes naturally experience wear and tear over the years and new draughts can find their way in through cracks or gaps. If you live in an older home, one way to save money, in the long run, is to replace any old windows and/or doors. Windows these days are double glazed meaning they keep in far more heat and can leave you less dependent on your central heating. Replacing your doors is another way to save money on heating, as you can prevent any cold air finding its way through gaps underneath and around your older doors.
BOXT provide a range of highly efficient Vaillant and Worcester Bosch boilers to homes all across the UK. Use their ‘find a boiler’ tool to buy a new boiler online and have it installed the next day with no call-backs or fuss required.