6 Top Tips To Save You Money On Your Energy Bills
Here at the OhMyDosh HQ we know that saving money is just as important as earning it. With a chunk of the household budget going on energy bills each month, we thought this was a good place to start when it comes to reducing your monthly outgoings.
Gas and electricity can be pricey but that doesn't mean you have to overspend. There’s a lot you can do to reduce your energy consumption to help slice those bills and save yourself money.
Switch energy supplier: save at least £306.*
It’s estimated almost £15 million** UK households are overpaying on their energy bills. One the simplest way to prevent this is to compare quotes from different energy suppliers. You don’t need to stay with the same company forever and running on a standard or default tariff year after year could be costing you hundreds extra.
Not sure where to start? Simply head over to an energy comparison website such as MoneySuperMarket and enter your postcode and a couple of details about your energy usage.
From here,MoneySuperMarket will scour the market looking for the best deal for you. It will also show you how much you could save by switching!
With MoneySuperMarket you can compare deals from over 50 energy suppliers including all the big brands so you can see what’s best for you.
Once you’ve found a deal you like the look of, all you need to do is put in a few confirmation details then click to confirm. The suppliers take care of everything for you, including cancelling with your current provider.
You’ll be switched over to your new supplier within three weeks and there’s also a 2 week ‘cooling off’ process where you can cancel the switch if you change your mind, free of charge.
Another great feature of MoneySuperMarket is the Energy Monitor. This allows you to take better control of your energy bills. Simply sign up for alerts and the Energy Monitor will let you know when you’re paying too much and it’s time to switch again - or stay if you’re on a good deal. This means you’ll never have to compare prices again!
Energy Monitor makes it easy to stay on top of your bills. Whether you're using the website or the app, it takes just a few minutes to get set up, and then you can relax.
You could save hundreds of pounds by switching your gas and electricity to a cheaper tariff through MoneySuperMarket. Get a quote in just a few minutes and see for yourself.
Plus when you switch energy suppliers with MoneySuperMarket through OhMyDosh, you’ll earn £20 cashback. Earning money as well as saving it, it’s a win, win if you ask us.
To receive cashback you must switch both your electricity and gas supplier.
*30% of consumers that applied to switch via MoneySuperMarket saved at least £306.38, March-December 2020. Excludes NI, CI & IOM.
**According to Ofgem statistics are correct as of September 2019.
Other ways to save money on your energy bills
- Turn off lights & standby appliances - An oldie but a goodie, if you’re not using them then switch them off. Unplug appliances when they’re not in use and make sure if you leave a room, to turn the light off. These little changes could help you lower your energy bills and reduce your wastage.
- Wash your clothes at a lower temperature - This tip is super easy and could save you some pennies. Reduce your wash cycle and switch to washing at 30 degrees rather than 40 or higher where possible. If your washing machine has an eco setting, make use of it. Shorter cycles will use a lot less power.
- Replace light bulbs - Energy-saving light bulbs can help cut the cost of your energy bills easily. Plus they last a lot longer than traditional ones. This switch could save you a lot of money. LED light bulbs are a lot cheaper to run whereas a Halogen or Compact Fluorescent can be a lot more. Make sure you turn lights off when you leave the room too!
- Choose energy-efficient appliances - Looking at getting a new fridge, dishwasher or washing machine? Pay a little more attention to the energy rating. An appliance with a higher energy-efficiency rating could save you money in the long run. Of course, don’t go switching if you don’t need to but if you’re looking for a new appliance it could be worth the investment.
- Stop re-boiling the kettle - We’re all guilty of this from time to time, but constantly re-boiling the kettle is an easy way to waste money and energy. According to npower it costs around 2p to boil a full kettle. Boiling a kettle and forgetting about it could be costing you a lot of pennies. Make sure you only put the amount of water you need as well as a fuller kettle will cost more to boil.
We hope you enjoyed our energy saving tips & if you have any more pop them in comments below, we’d love to hear them!
Remember, you could save at least £306* by switching your energy supplier with MoneySuperMarket! *30% of consumers that applied to switch via MoneySuperMarket saved at least £306.38, March-December 2020. Excludes NI, CI & IOM.
- Install a smart meter - This might not be one you can do straight away but if you have the option to have a smart meter installed, we really recommend it. This way you can see what uses the most energy in your house and work towards reducing it. It will show you just how much you’re spending and give you a more accurate reading for billing too.