Why an RUG might help you save money on your energy bills – and how to do it with a kitchen sponge.


ENERGY bills are set to rise this winter, leaving many households wondering how they can cut costs on their heating bills. Clever hacks can help you slash your bills: here’s how to save money on energy.

When it comes to saving money on your household bills, there are some simple, effective and inexpensive hacks that could save you cash. By improving the insulation in your home and stopping heat escaping, you can get the most out of your central heating, and therefore turn it on less often. Here are some hacks for your heating that actually work.


Fuel prices are hitting an all-time high, with the cost of energy rising 250 percent since January.

Many Brits are anxious about their energy bills heading into the cold winter months.

So, people are looking for handy hacks to conserve heating and keep costs down.

But could adding more rugs to your home help save energy?

Tashema Jackson, consumer champion with energyhelpline.com, has given her expert opinion.

Tashema says: “Carpets are a very effective way of insulating your home and the better insulated your home, the harder it is for heat to escape and therefore it takes less energy to keep your home warm.”

If you don’t want to shell out on carpets, or you rent your home, rugs are a great alternative.

By covering up drafty and cold floors, rugs are a great and inexpensive way to insulate your home better.

Some 40 percent of all homes in the UK were built before 1946 – way before central heating was a consideration.

Because of this, many of our homes aren’t very well insulated thanks to drafty gaps in floorboards, skirting boards, doorways and windows.

Tashema adds: “While installing carpet in every room would help your home stay warmer, it’s probably best to stick to carpeting rooms you spend a lot of time in.

“Most likely, bedrooms or living rooms are best since nobody wants to clean food from a carpet in the kitchen after cooking dinner.”


There are more bizarre hacks that many Brits believe will save them cash on their energy bills.

For example: have you heard putting a kitchen sponge in your letterbox can save money?

And no, it’s not because it stops the postman from delivering your bill!

Amazingly, Tashema agrees this could actually help save money on your energy bills.

She says: “While it’s a little. “Brinkwire Summary News”.


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