Here are 6 things to help your home and your bills straight away.
- Swap old bulbs with LEDs
LED light bulbs are much more energy efficient than the old fashioned incandescent bulbs. LED light bulbs last longer and are also much cheaper than they used to be. You can also get them in yellow tones so they look like the old incandescent bulbs! Switching to LEDs will save you money on your energy bills and save you money by not having to buy them as often.
- Save up to £260 on your energy bills
Surprising this one won’t take as long as you might think. There’s a new, free service that finds you a cheaper energy deal and manages the switch process for you.
If you’re on a standard tariff or haven’t switched energy in the last year then you can save up to £260!
There’s only one sign up (you don’t have to do it every year!) and it takes just 2 minutes to complete.
The service is called Look After My Bills and they made history on the popular TV show Dragons’ Den. Co-founders Henry and Will had all five Dragons wanting to invest in their service and they walked away with the biggest deal since the show started!
- Check your property gutters
We’re not normally aware of our gutters but they are important to protect our homes. When ignored for too long, experts say it can become a total nightmare. A blocked gutter can cause problems like a roof leak which can damage not only the exterior walls but the interior too.
But not many of us would have the time or the skills to clean our own gutters, plus it can be dangerous! It only costs £75 for an experienced professional to clear and check your gutter. They’ll remove all the debris and repair anything looking a bit loose.
- Check electrical leads and plug sockets
Electrical appliances are the 4th leading cause of house fire and most can easily be avoided by a quick check of your electrical leads and plug sockets.
This will only take a few minutes and it’s easy to spot the warning signs. Check if any cords are frayed of if they have any weak spots where they’ve been bent and twisted. You should also check if there are any black marks around the plug sockets.
The energy regulator has reported that you can save hundreds of pounds by switching to better energy deals.
Look After My Bills is a free service that finds you a cheaper energy deal and manages the switch process so you’ll never be ripped off again.
- Preventing Winter mold
Are your window sills starting to grow mold? Cold outside temperatures and warm inside temperature is the perfect environment for mold. Not only does it look awful, it can cause allergic reactions. To prevent this happening open your windows from time to time and let the air circulate. Wipe any condensation that appears on windows too. If it’s extreme or if you don’t want to open your windows you can invest in a dehumidifier.
- Use a chimney balloon
Fireplaces are great when the fire is roaring but when it’s not being used you’re probably letting all your warm air escape. Chimney balloons exist to stop all the air escaping from your chimney. They work by inflating to fill the width of the chimney and blocking the exit.
The cost of balloons depends on where you buy it from however we’ve found there are chimney balloons on Amazon for under £20. You’ll need to be extra careful to remove the chimney balloon before you light your next fire though!
The energy regulator recommends that people switch energy providers to get the best energy deals and save money.
There’s one easy form to fill out and you never have to think about it again – join over 200,000 households saving money with Look After My Bills for free.