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6 Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills With These Eco Hacks

With energy bills continuing to rise into 2022, we wanted to share these simples ways to help cut down the amount of energy you use.

Whilst we are limited to what we can do about our energy prices, there are still plenty of ways to save money on your energy bills.

1. Swap The Oven For A Slow Cooker

Despite being on for longer, a slow cooker uses much less energy than a conventional oven. According to Google Trends, searches for 'slow cookers' have been increasing over the past 12 months as more people look to cut down energy usage.

2. Avoid Using A Tumble Dryer

The price of using a tumble dryer varies depending on the model you have. They can use a lot of electricity so consider investing in a clothing rack to air dry your clothes. Hopefully, as the weather starts to warm up you'll be able to ditch the dryer and hang your washing outside.

3. Reduce Your Washing

If you've made the swap to Reusable Cotton Pads or Compostable Sponge Cloths, don't waste energy by washing these on a separate wash. These can be placed in your washing machine with your usual load - meaning no additional energy is required to clean.

4. Lower Your Wash Temperature

Similarly, try lowering your washing machine temperature to 30°C. According to the Energy Saving Trust, washing clothes at 30°C uses around 40% less electricity over the course of a year compared to higher temperatures. We recommend washing our Reusable Bin Liners at 30°C.

5. Meal Plan in Advance

Taking some time to write a meal plan for the week will not only help keep you organised but also save money. Use this time to batch cook meals (slow cookers are great for this) and prepare meals for the week in one go.

6. Insulate Your Home

Make sure your home is as energy-efficient as possible. By Insulating your house and draught-proofing your windows you won’t just be saving money on your energy bills, but you will also help reduce your carbon emissions. Check out your local council to see if they offering funding or grants.

Hopefully, these eco hacks will inspire you to make a change and save money off your energy bills this year. If you have any tips we haven't included, we'd love to hear them in the comments below.


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