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I’m a cost-cutting expert – these 10 easy hacks can save you hundreds on your energy bill


BRITS have been battling with one of the worst cost of living crises in decades as energy bills, fuel prices and inflation have soared.

But struggling households are still being warned that the worst is yet to come later this year.

A cost-cutting expert has revealed the 10 easy ways you can save on your energy bill

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A cost-cutting expert has revealed the 10 easy ways you can save on your energy billCredit: Alamy

Households saw the energy price cap rise 54 per cent in April. In October, it could rise 40 per cent – or an increase of £2,750 for the average dual fuel bill.

Here are the top 10 ways you can save on your energy bill, ranked by popularity thanks to GoCompare Energy.

Results showed over two-thirds (64 per cent) of those surveyed have started turning off the lights when they leave a room.

While simple, this is the top measure people are taking to save money and reduce energy usage around the home.

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The second most popular method, favoured by 54 per cent of responders, was to turn off appliances when they’re not being used or in standby mode.

Unnecessary background usage of our devices is something we can all be guilty of without noticing.

Not far behind at 45 per cent was to stop boiling water so frequently by filling the kettle to the top.

While washing clothes on a lower heat setting and taking shorter showers was a popular choice for nearly 40 per cent.

This could be particularly handy in the summer months where you can dry clothes outside.

Changing light bulbs to LED bulbs (28 per cent) was a handy cost cutting choice for near a third of those surveyed.

24 per cent said no longer using the tumble dryer was a helpful method and again will be especially useful in the warm weather.

And making the house more energy efficient in general was a good choice for 19 per cent of responders.

This could include solar energy or installing loft insulation for the winter months.

While not strictly under our control, 18 per cent of people asked said that going to bed earlier helped save on soaring energy bills.

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Last but not least, 17 per cent of responders said using the slow cooker instead of the oven also helped fight costs.

Just 10 per cent of respondents said they weren’t implementing any energy-saving measures at all.





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