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Published on 16 February 2022

Due to supply and demand on the global wholesale market, millions are facing a steep increase in their energy prices.

Ofgem announced that the energy price cap would rise annually by £693 in England, Scotland and Wales from April 2022 – meaning bills for the average customer will rise to £1,971.

With that being said, here are our five top energy saving tips you can try to help save on your expenses:

1) Off switch.
Keep standby appliances turned off. According to Money Super Market, this can save you on average £30 a year.
Top tip: investing in timer plugs. These can be used to schedule appliances going off so you don’t have to rely on memory.

2) Turn it down.
Turning down your heating by just one degree could save up to £80 a year, according to Money Super Market.
Top tip: a smart thermostat not only minimises energy costs, but also allows you to track your energy usage and control your thermostat remotely.

3) Be smart about water.
Set a timer while you’re in the shower, or choose a shorter song to sing too.
Top tip: washing your clothes at 30 degrees rather than 40 degrees will help reduce your energy usage.

4) Draught-proof your property.
Around 50% of heat in a house escapes through the roof, walls, windows and floors if a building is not insulated.
Top tip: try covering cracks and gaps in doorways with draught excluders or draught-proofing kits. Even towels through the cracks in doors can help keep the heat in!

5) Keep an eye on your usage.
Try keeping note of your energy consumption levels as this can help you decide if and when you have to change the way you use your energy.
Top tip: just like with monthly bills, work out what isn’t essential, or you could go without and cut back. Writing a list will allow you to see what you can cut back on.

The government has outlined measures to help households with the rising cost of living, with millions in line to see energy credit loans and council tax rebates in the coming months. But are you eligible? Click here to find out more.

How to save on your energy bills.