Tips For Saving Money In Isolation
With the majority of us now working from home in an effort to delay the spread of coronavirus, there is no surprise utility bills are expected to rise sharply and many will start to look at Saving Money In Isolation.
If you are self-isolating on your own or with your family, it’s only natural to do things at home that would normally be done in the office, like making a cup of tea or coffee every hour or using the microwave for your lunch. However, to keep the costs down and help the environment households can take some simple steps to Saving Money In Isolation.
Turn your central heating down
Energy companies suggest turning your central heating down by 1 degree can save you up to £80 a year. So turn it down and (if you have not already) move your sofas away from radiators which will allow the heat that is coming from the radiators to circulate. Alternatively an even cheaper option is to put on an extra jumper or pair of socks to keep you warm and thus Saving Money In Isolation.
If you are at home you are more likely to have your lights on more even if there is more light outside now the clocks have changed. If you replace all of the bulbs in your home with LEDs, then for an initial outlay of around £100 for an average house, you’ll save about £35 a year on your energy bill.
Reduce background electricity
Some appliance need to be left on like a fridge or freezer, however some appliances which are left on do not need to be. This invisible energy will be draining electricity and increasing your bills. Turning items off when they’re not in use, such as laptops and desktops you are using to work from home and household appliances like digital TV boxes and thus saving money in isolation.
Fill up the kettle
Whilst working from home you can still enjoy a morning cup of tea. But make sure you only fill the kettle with the water that you need – the savings add up to around £6 a year.