Uswitch.com offers energy savings advice for any home, in any season. Here are some tips to keep your heating costs at a minimum:
Stay warm, cut costs. Turning your thermostat down by 1°C can save you a significant amount each year. Also, keeping your heating on constantly on a low heat could potentially save you more money than switching it on and off for big blasts of heat.
Get cosy. Wearing more jumpers, socks and slippers around the house, and putting an extra blanket on the bed means you won’t be tempted to turn the heating up.
Turn the pressure down on the power shower, you’d be surprised how much water they use – sometimes even more than a bath.
IDT Energy does its best to provide its customers with information to help them make responsible energy-related decisions, while enabling them to conserve energy and lower monthly bills.
On the company’s website, one of the most frequently asked questions is “How can I better manage my energy bills?”
“Consider enrolling in our Budget Billing Plan. Check with your local utility, which will estimate your yearly energy costs and spread your payments evenly throughout the year. That way, you have more control and are protected from seasonal cost peaks. With Budget Billing, your monthly bill will still show your actual usage and the costs for your service for the billing period. The utility regularly compares your bills and payments, and if your Budget Billing amount is too high or too low, it will let you know and change the amount on your next bill. For more information or to enroll, contact your local utility.”