5 Ways the Average Sheffield Home Electricity Bill Can Be Reduced by 20%

Imagine you could save a couple of hundred pounds on your average electricity bill.

That you could flick a switch and instantly save money…

But right now your trawling the web, researching money saving ideas and trying every little thing to save your hard earned pounds.

Well STOP searching. I will show you in this article 5 top tips that will save you money on your electricity bill.

1. Switch to LED lighting

Save money - M & E ElectricalSwitching to LED lighting can make a huge difference to your electricity bill. You could save between £100 – £500 per year on your electricity bill (savings based on an average 3 bedroom house) More information on LED lighting can be found here. Switching to LED couldn’t be easier either. LED lighting is available either in retro fit bulbs, so its just a case of changing the bulb or to get a more sleeker look you can get a new complete light fitting. You can install this yourself or get a qualified and registered electrician like M & E Electrical to fit it for you.

2. Get your home electrics checked

Loose connections on your electrical installation can also cost you more on your electricity bill as well as being dangerous. By having an electrical safety check we can examine the condition of your electrical installation and rectify any faults on the system. Find out more about home safety checks by checking out this article

3. Check your tariff

Take a look at your electricity bill and see how much you are paying. If its a bit hard to understand, don’t worry. Ring up your supplier and ask them what rate you are on and if there are any cheaper deals.

Then take a look at www.uswitch.com and see if you can save money by changing to a different supplier

4. Turn off your electrical equipment

There is no point in leaving items turned on if no body is using them. So turn off the TV when your not watching it and turn off the light when you don’t need it.

5. Optimise your voltage

The average UK voltage s between 240 volts and 250 volts. However most electrical equipment only require 220 volts to 230 volts. Meaning that the remaining energy is wasted.

M & E Electrical can fit a voltage optimisation unit meaning we can smooth out the incoming voltage to your property. A saving of 12%-15% can be achieved by using an optimisation unit. Give us a call for details on how to book your installation 0114 4000 099

Bonus tip

Turn off your oven 2-5 minutes before the end of cooking time. The heat inside the oven will continue to cook your food and you wont be using any energy at all. Just keep the oven door closed to keep the heat in.

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