Saving on those bills – 5 very simple but easy steps to take

Most of us dread the monthly bills, especially in winter, however whether its gas, electric or water there are ways of hindering the leakage and stop your money from draining away along with the soap suds. Bills are never going to go away so finding ways of cutting them back is the best solution.

Don’t fill the kettle up all the way

I always remember my Mum saying this to me, only boil as much water that you need. You use more electricity the more water you boil. If you want two cups, only boil enough for that.

Don’t leave the taps running

Don’t wash the dishes under running taps, shower more and bath less. These are all simple things that could help to reduce your water bill.

Don’t leave electrical goods on standby

If you’re not watching it then turn it off. This should be in regard to computers, stereos and tvs.

Draft excluders

My Granny had one, and it worked, however old fashioned you may think this is, there are trendy ones on the market, but more importantly they are really efficient at keeping draughts at bay.

Lightbulbs

This in fact is quite a biggy, it may seem a tedious thought, to change every light bulb in hour home, but LED bulbs will save a huge amount on your electricity bills. Its worthwhile phoning your local council, as some of them give them away too as part of energy incentive programmes.