Money expert Jack Monroe has shared tips for saving extra cash on heating bills as the cost of living is dwindling in the country. Britons are facing a huge increase in their energy bills
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Energy bills will be a big deal for everyone next month because Cost of living the crisis took place, while a £200 energy loan designed to provide relief to households at a time of crisis can be duplicated if the cost of living escalates further.
Households will face an average annual increase of £693 above their energy bill limit, a huge increase that will be felt by Britons already suffering the impact of the crisis. inflationary.
Tax hikes expected to take place in April and people are being urged to prepay their bills now if they can.
Jack says that ‘old habits are hard to die’ and she still does all the advice she was told.
So what tips did Jack give to save on your energy bills and how could they help you?
How can I save on my energy bill?
Jack Monroe explained a few ways people can save money on their energy bills.
She pointed towards the Fuel Bank fund, where people can claim a £49 voucher.
“If you’re on a prepaid energy meter and you’re having trouble getting credit for your energy card, please see [Fuel Bank] for details on how to get a FREE £49 fuel voucher (this is not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back!)”
Choose light bulbs and radiators
Jack explains that people can ‘pick up’ light bulbs from places they deem to be of little use.
If you think about it, removing the light bulb can prevent you from turning on the light unnecessarily or accidentally leaving it on overnight.
“Pick light bulbs that you think you might lose from ‘unnecessary’ places, like hallways, porches, bathrooms, outdoor lights, spare bedrooms, bedrooms,” she says. , any where.”
The same logic applies to the radiator, no need to turn it back on if you don’t use the room very often.
Wear more layers
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Probably the simplest solution, but if a person is cold they may just need to put on more layers.
Jack says: ‘Wear a jumpsuit, or jacket, or thermal pants, or thin layers, and wear a hat, mittens, or scarf around the house. In fact, there’s very little noticeable difference between ‘ indoor clothing’ and ‘outdoor clothing’.
“Electric blankets are also a good way to keep things warm during the day and can extend their pre-heating time.”
Watch the weather
Monitor weather is an important way to keep your energy bills. Some days it may be warm enough for you to turn off the heater immediately or completely.
If you keep forecasting ahead, you can plan when you need to turn on the heater and know when to turn it off before things warm up that day.
Save energy when cooking meals
Ovens use more energy than slow cookers, which can be turned on during the day to prepare meals in the evening.
It will use very little energy and can easily cook multiple meals in a slow cooker.
If you haven’t already, you should probably invest in one. Energy company beeco says a 160-watt slow cooker left on for 15 hours and 42 minutes uses the same amount of energy as an electric oven that remains on for an hour.
Stay in a room
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While this may bring us back to flashbacks to times of isolation with Covid, being in one room can actually save us.
If you work, sleep and relax in one room, that’s the only place that needs heating. However, don’t intentionally limit yourself to one area just for the sake of it. When the stress of bills is on the rise, it’s better to exercise and make sure you’re giving your mental health a break.
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