|English: Solar panel installation at an information center adjacent to Ögii Lake (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Okay we all know that times are pretty tough right now and they have been for quite a while. We have all had to tighten our belts and do our best to get through these shaky financial times and with the winter fast approaching I’m afraid that for many of us that means more of the same. So where are the areas that we can save in? Well you can start at home and here’s how.
Keep The Winter Cold OutOne of the most expensive costs of your home is without doubt the heating bill. Unless you are lucky enough emigrate south for the winters then you will be faced with the wind, rain, sleet and snow that seems to be all too common throughout our winters and even the rest of the year. If you have your heating on for much of the day and night then you will be costing yourself a small fortune.
So what’s the solution? It’s simple, insulation. You would be surprised at just how many homes are inadequately insulated and because of this people are paying over the odds to keep warm. You can hire a professional to insulate your roof space and walls which will keep the elements at bay and the cost of having this done will be a fraction of what you will be paying for oil.
Look At Your Energy SupplierMany of us are too lazy to actually check that we are using the best energy supplier. You might be paying a lot more than you have to for your energy than you should be. There are many energy provider calculators online that you can use that will determine how much you could be saving based on what you are currently paying on your bills. A little research and effort can save you a lot of money in the long so it’s definitely worth doing.
Try Going SolarContrary to popular belief you don’t have to live in the Sahara desert for solar panels to work. They will work in the UK and they could save you a lot of money in the long run. They just cost to be fitted but once they are then you will be harnessing the natural energy of the sun to provide energy to your home. You may also qualify for a grant to have them fitted as solar panels are very kind to the environment and they look to be the future as our natural resources continues to diminish every day.
There are other simple tips that you can use to save on your costs at home such as placing an insulated jacket around your boiler, closing your curtains as soon as it starts to get dark and fitted draft excluders on the doors of each room.
Michael Watson recently visited Composite Doors Nottingham to add extra protection from the winter cold and save money on heating bills in the future.