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Increasing kwh cost: 7 tips to reduce your energy bills

Posted on September 23rd 2022

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The national average kWh cost of electricity in the UK is 58.97 pence per kWh and 16.21 pence per kWh for gas. How much you pay per kWh depends on many factors, such as where you live, which energy supplier you are with and the time of day you use energy, but the prices are going up thanks to the current energy crisis. To better understand this and find out which areas and suppliers have the lowest cost per kWh, check out this handy guide.

Of course, this is on top of rising standing charges and massively increased price caps. As a result, energy bills in the UK are going up and we are all looking for ways to reduce them. Brought to you by the energy experts at Diamond Heating and Cooling, here are our top seven tips to help reduce your energy bills.

 

Get a smart meter

It’s never a bad idea to get a smart meter if you haven’t already. These make it easy to track how much energy you are using and reduce this in order to stay within your set budget.

Send regular readings

To keep your energy bill as accurate as possible and avoid overpaying, be sure to send regular meter readings to your energy supplier. Smart meters are beneficial because they do this for you automatically.

 

Get a new boiler

If your boiler is getting old, it could be performing poorly and adding a strain on your energy bills. Sometimes, the most cost-effective option is to invest in a new boiler that will last for the long term and perform to maximum efficiency.

Get your boiler serviced

If your boiler is relatively new or you can’t afford a replacement right now, be sure to get it regularly serviced. Troubleshoot any potential issues and get regular servicing to keep it performing at maximum capacity.

 

Heat less water

Heating water for your home uses a lot of energy and makes up a significant amount of your energy bill. Tackle this by heating less water using these tips:

• Take a shower rather than a bath
• Take shorter showers
• Wash clothes at 30 or below
• Only fill the kettle with as much water as is needed.

 

Turn down the thermostat

Did you know that reducing the heat in your home by just one degree can reduce your energy bills? Turn down the thermostat and only have the heating on when you really need it.

Insulate your home

Turning down the thermostat will be far easier if the heat cannot escape your home easily. This is why good insulation is so important. Consider changing your windows to double or triple glazing or installing insulation in your walls or loft.