Whether they’re coming for Christmas, or just to catch up, it’s nice to have house guests. Unfortunately, it can soon get expensive when you’re paying for food, drinks, and days out, so most people want to know how to save money. One area that people consider is how to keep their Energy Bills Low. But when you have to spend more heating your house, running showers, and cleaning more dishes, it soon adds up. So, how can you avoid the big energy bill spike when people come to visit?
How to keep Energy Bills Low with Guest
Check your tariff
Getting on the right tariff is important, but it can be hard to know which one to be on. Many homeowners have now had smart meter upgrades, and this allows them to see how they use their energy. This lowers your bills on a day to day basis, and when you have people to stay, it’ll identify the best times to use energy, so you can save cash.
Make small changes
When you have visitors, there are some small changes you can make to use less energy.
- Set timers – don’t have the heating on all the time when people are over. Set up your timer for when people get up, and in the evenings when you’ll be entertaining
- Don’t overheat the house – with more people in the house, it’ll feel warmer anyway. Turn down the thermostat by a couple of notches and you’ll save money
- Turn off lights when you leave the room
- Ask guests to keep showers short – you’ll be sharing a bathroom anyway, so there won’t be time to luxuriate in the shower
- Fully load appliances – don’t run your dishwasher when you only have a few mugs. It’ll cost the same as a full load no matter how much is in there
Even small changes can add up over time, and by laying a few ground rules, you can ensure you don’t get a big electrical bill from your utility company. If you’re trying to improve your carbon footprint and improve your eco-credentials, then these little changes soon add up.
Install environmentally friendly products
From energy-saving lightbulbs to smart meters, there’s a huge number of products on the market that are designed to help the environment. When you have a lot of people using them, the savings soon add up, and therefore can make them worth investing in.
Get a service
Certain appliances can be more expensive to run when they get older. Having your boiler serviced and your electrical connections checked, for example, can keep them running efficiently. It also means you can avoid a disastrous breakdown when you’ve got a house full of guests, as well as helping the environment.
To find out more about saving money on your utilities, get in touch with Connections 2 Energy, Suite 18, Link 665, Business Centre, Todd Hall Road, Haslingden, Lancashire, BB4 5HU. Simply call 0161 359 59590, or contact us online for a quick response.