Running a household is not easy and not cheap either because there are bills to pay and food to buy. Add the unexpected bills such as when your central heating system needs repair or your air conditioning system broke down. It is not surprising that many are trying to save as much as they can. Fortunately, experts revealed that there is a way to save from the bill incurred by the central heating.
It might be a little saving every month but if put together, you will be able to save quite a significant amount in one year from your energy bills. It is not a good feeling knowing that your hard-earned money goes straight to paying the utility bills when you can spend it on other things such as things you want.
During the winter months though, there is no escaping the fact that we need central heating in order to survive the cold and stay comfortable all throughout the day. We can still enjoy the warmth without spending too much by heeding this advice from the experts.
According to Utilita Energy, an energy company, there are ways to reduce the amount of energy consumed inside the home thereby reducing the amount on the bills. Based on the research conducted by the Energy Savings Trust, an average home can save as much as £75 annually if we drop down the temperature of the thermostat by as little as one degree.
The study was done in an average three-bedroom home which is semi-detached that has been using gas for the central heating system. This means that a one degree difference can turn out into a big reward in one year.
Utilita Energy’s money-saving department said that the ideal number is 18 because it keeps the average person warm to wear jumper and jeans. The energy company also added that appliances should not be left running on standby mode but rather it should be turned off which can save as much as £30 annually. This savings can be used to cover the cost when your central heating system needs repair due to a breakdown you are not financially prepared for.