Did you know the average annual energy bill for a family living in a 3 bed semi is £1,300? I didn’t! And I’m pretty shocked. Prior to buying my own place last January, I’d only ever rented / lived with parents, so never had to worry about bills and saving energy. While I’m pretty frugal and into money saving, ensuring energy and money saved in and around the house had not been on my list of priorities if I’m perfectly honest.
It is definitely something I should look more seriously into, especially as the winter saw my energy bills rise significantly.
While my house is an old Edwardian end terrace, I was fortunate it had double glazing installed. If your house features old wooden frames, you can potentially save up to £110 annually if you invest in double glazing. There are many options out there including timber framed double glazing should you wish to maintain a traditional style – check out Everest’s timber double glazing for example.
There’s areas all home owners can certainly save money on – the useful infographic supplied by Everest below highlights some pertinent areas of focus for quick wins, including changing standard bulbs to LEDs where possible. Currently, LEDs are installed in my kitchen, bedroom and bathroom [I recommend these A+ rated bulbs].
Solar panels are something I am super keen on, especially with Tesla’s announcement of its highly affordable, camouflaged roof tiles which are pretty much identical to standard roof tiles, if the photos are anything to go by.
Do you have any energy saving tips that are not featured here?