Thanks to everything going on at the moment, utility bill prices are steadily rising and look like they’ll continue to rise for quite some time. For some people, rising energy prices aren’t a concern, but for those on fixed or limited income, these rises in utility costs could be harmful.
Unfortunately, there’s not much you can do to reduce the cost of utilities like gas and electric, but you can make changes around your home to reduce your usage of these pricey utilities to help cut your utility bills in 2022.
So today, we’ll be looking at different changes you can make around your home to help cut the costs of your utility bills throughout the year.
Use Thermal Reflective Window Blinds
Starting off, we have a double whammy change to your home that will help you reduce your heating bills in the winter and reduce your air conditioning’s electricity usage in the summer, by simply swapping out which blinds you use in your home for newer thermal window blinds with a reflective backing.
During the winter, a thermal window blind will help keep heat in your home and block cold air from leaking in through your windows, creating a warmer home. Then in the Summer, the reflective backing will help bounce away heat from your windows, allowing the inside of your home to remain cool when it’s warm outside without needing to use air conditioning.
Swap To New Energy Efficient Light Bulbs
In winter, electricity bills usually have a jump in cost as you’ll be using electricity to light your home more often due to the shorter days. With an old filament style lightbulb, this can end up being a hefty cost as they’re not at all energy efficient.
By simply swapping old filament light bulbs for newer LED or energy saving bulbs, you can immediately cut the cost of your energy bills by a significant amount. So even during the dark winter months, your electricity bill will be notably cheaper than it was in past years.
Use Draught Excluders
If your home has lots of areas with draughts you’ll find that your heating bills will cost more as you have heat escaping your home from small gaps around your home. Luckily there’s an easy fix to this. All you need to do is buy some draught excluders and place them in draughty areas of your home.
Placing draught excluders by doors and windows will help reduce the amount of heat leaking out of your home and by doing some basic draught-proofing of your home you can make your home more energy efficient and cut down the cost of your heating bills.
Now you have three handy and easy to use tips for keeping your utility bills as small as possible in 2022, to free up more of your money so you can spend more time on things that matter to you like travelling and spending time with your family.