Home owners could save up to £100 on utility bills every year by using energy more efficiently and effectively, according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.
The average UK household spends around £305 a year on gas and £260 on electricity. However, cutting spend is much easier than many home owners may think and, can be done so without losing any of the warmth or comfort of their homes.
By simply having a normal shower rather than a bath or power shower, the amount of water used can be reduced by as much as 50 per cent. Furthermore, turning down the temperature on the thermostat by just one degree can save 10 per cent of the overall energy consumed.
Additionally, leaving electrical appliances on standby costs the average household £37 a year, so switching them off at the wall socket can potentially be one of the most effective ways to the save money. Indeed, 85% of the energy used by a DVD player is wasted when it is on standby and a mobile phone charger alone can waste up to £10 every year.
By buying an energy efficient light bulb home owners can cut energy wastage by over 75 per cent. Despite costing slightly more than a normal bulb, they can last up to 12 times longer and could save up to £9 on an annual electricity bill or, £100 over the bulb's lifetime.
Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of Ratedpeople.com, commented: “Saving money on energy bills is much easier than some may think. Simple tasks such as regularly defrosting the fridge and washing clothes at a lower temperature can slightly lower utility bills but, all the little changes combined can make a noticeable difference to annual spend. Furthermore, whilst saving money home owners are also helping to save the environment.”
Whether seeking anything from local plumbers and garden designers though to a registered electrician, Ratedpeople.com can find interested tradesmen from 25 different trades for home owners who are looking to improve their properties.
Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.
For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com
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