Energy crisis: three tips to save energy at home and reduce your bills this winter | Science | News

Fuel prices across the UK have risen due to the post-pandemic recovery, extreme weather events and global politics. The UK has seen record high electricity and natural gas prices, with the latter rising to more than six times October 2020 prices. Since 2017, the average electricity bill in the UK has been dropped from £593 to £765.

A number of energy providers went bankrupt last year due to soaring wholesale gas prices.

With this crisis in mind, Mike Foster, CEO of Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), spoke to and gave three tips households can use to save on their energy bills .

1. Insulate your home

Mr Foster said: “Common sense things to try and do, firstly if you can afford insulation and you don’t have it, have insulation fitted.

“If not, seek advice on any government grants available to you to pay for your home’s insulation.

“Attic insulation is usually one of the fastest ways to save money on your heating bills.”

2. Repair your boiler

He said: ‘Certainly we would advocate keeping your boiler service well maintained so that it runs as efficiently as possible.

“Have your boiler serviced and repaired, it’s also important.”

3. Smart control

Mr Foster added: “Depending on whether you are capable of it or not, you can have the best control of your heating with smart control.

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“Or they can keep things like their living room warmer than other rooms they may have in their house to warm up.

“These are practical things that people can do.

“If you have to, start looking at how you heat your homes, and you can have what you call zone homes so that your living room is kind of at a more comfortable temperature than other rooms that you don’t have. maybe not use as much.

“That’s when we actually start rationing what people use and that’s a pretty tough thing because actually a warm house is a great way to stay healthy.

“What we never want to see is people turning off their heating. But we know people do, they ration their heating, because of the cost of it.

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