Top 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Household Bills
There’s no getting away from them. Whether you rent or own your home, there is a long list of bills which have to be paid to keep the household running. Household bills include everything from gas and electricity to broadband and contents insurance, and they represent a considerable chunk of our income. There are however some very easy ways to save money on your bills.
1. Compare, Compare, Compare
Comparing is the golden rule when it comes to saving money. Energy companies, insurance companies and telephone providers make their money through our loyalty. When it comes to car insurance renewal date or the end of the period where you’re tied in to your energy provider, look around for a better deal. Get online, use the price comparison sites, and if you find a better price with a different provider, ask your current supplier to match it.
2. Invest in Energy EfficiencyPutting in things like double glazing or loft insulation will mean spending money in the short term, but will gradually pay you back as you will be paying less every month on your heating bills. Switching from single glazing to double glazing could save you £120 to £150 a year on your heating bills, and loft insulation could save the same again. Loft insulation is the “quick win” as it will cost £300 to insulate the average loft, meaning your improvements pay for themselves in just two years.
If you'd like to go futher, you can also think about using renewable energy, its usually cheaper and environmently friendly.