‘Make sure you unplug them as well’: Switching off appliances can save you over £70 a year in energy costs.
AN ENERGY BILLS EXPERT has revealed how homeowners can save over £70 on their annual energy bills simply by turning off appliances and using them more efficiently.
Temperatures are dropping across the country as gas prices rise.
The electricity and gas market regulator, Ofgem, has announced that starting in October, some homeowners on default tariffs paying by direct debit will see their bills rise by £139, from £1,138 to £1,277.
According to Martin Lewis, the founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, the energy price cap could rise by another 40%.
The next price cap will be determined by wholesale prices from the end of July to the end of January 2022.
Customers’ energy bills could go up by £600 for some.
To help homeowners save money on their energy bills right now, Matthew Currington, Technical Director at The Lighting Superstore, has shared exactly how they can save money on their bills by turning off appliances and using them more carefully.
Mr Currington claims that by using appliances more carefully and effectively, homeowners can save around £73 per year.
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“You can save about £35 a year by turning off standby mode on all appliances when they’re not in use,” he said.
“Be sure to unplug them as well, as they can still use energy if they are plugged in but switched off.”
“Turning off lights when you leave the house or are not in a room will save you a lot of money all year, especially during the winter months.”
Mr Currington claims that by using kitchen appliances more efficiently, homeowners could save an extra £22 per year.
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Only use dishwashers and washing machines once a week, according to him.
“Each appliance could save you £8 per year,” he said.
“When boiling the kettle, only fill it halfway with the amount of water you’ll need to avoid overheating the water.”
Making these small changes, according to the lighting expert’s recommendations, could save homeowners £73 per year.
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