Offset The Energy Price Increase With These Expert Tips

Simple strategies to avoid the £94 price cap increase.

Energy bills are set to go up in the New Year after the industry regulator raised the cap on gas and electricity prices by 5%.

Ofgem said the annual dual fuel bill for the average household will go up by £94 to £1,928 from January 1 until the end of March.

Llewellyn Kinch, from MakeMyHouseGreen, explains some energy-saving strategies that consumers can use to counteract the increase in energy prices.

 

Turn Down Your Thermostat: Lowering your thermostat by just one degree can reduce your heating bill by up to 10%. For the average UK household, whose annual dual fuel bill will be around £1,928, this could mean savings of about £193 per year.

 

Invest in Solar Energy: Installing solar panels can be a cost-effective way to reduce your reliance on grid electricity. While there is an upfront cost, solar energy can provide significant long-term savings on your electricity bill. 

Data from MakeMyHouseGreen shows the average UK household can save up to £962 on energy bills each year by installing solar. Additionally, solar panels can increase the value of your property and reduce your carbon footprint. 

 

Draught-Proof Your Home: Sealing gaps around doors, windows, and floorboards can prevent heat loss, ensuring your heating system doesn’t work harder than necessary, which in turn helps to reduce your energy bills. This is an incredibly cost-effective option and you can often find the drafts simply by feeling cold air coming in.

 

Switch to LED Bulbs: Replacing traditional incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LED bulbs can lead to significant savings on your electricity bill, as LEDs consume less power and have a longer lifespan.

 

Use Energy-Efficient Appliances: Opt for appliances with higher energy efficiency ratings when replacing or upgrading. These appliances use less electricity, which can contribute to lower energy bills over time.

 

About MakeMyHouseGreen

Meet MakeMyHouseGreen.com a solar platform that helps save UK homeowners thousands each year and make the most environmentally friendly choices with a complete end-to-end service focused on helping you choose the right solar panel system for your home, to arranging and delivering the installation.

We’ve analysed over 40,000 homes across the country and used tens of thousands of data points to provide you with the most transparent understanding of the cost and future savings specifically available to your home.

Our world class technology and automation allows us to provide a tailored install journey and for more information visit MakeMyHouseGreen.com 

About the author

Llewellyn Kinch is CEO and co-founder of MakeMyHouseGreen