Just because you don’t own the property doesn’t mean that you don’t have some control over your bills! Here are some ideas on how you can save some pennies – If you look after the pennies, the pounds look after themselves!
Hot Water Tank Jacket
If have a water tank it could be a good idea to get a wee blanket for it! Insulated tank jackets are widely available and could save you around £50 a year with as little as a £15 cost to purchase. This is an especially good idea if your water tank is an older model – newer ones tend to be better insulated. The jacket will help to contain the heat and not let it lose in your linen closet.
Only do a full load of washing
Only do your washing when you have enough for a full load, 90% of the energy used when using the machine is through heating the water so, reducing the amount of loads you have to do could save you around £10 per month!
If you have to replace any bulbs whilst you’re staying in the property then replace them with energy efficient ones such as LED bulbs. This may seem like a slightly expensive purchase but, they can save you a serious amount of money long term.
If the kitchen appliances are your own then, you could consider swapping them out for some updated and more energy efficient versions. Your main focus when purchasing should be the energy efficiency and reliability.
If you’re looking for a property to rent we have a variety available here at Next Home and we are sure to have one to suit your needs so, call our team of local property experts today to find out more!