During the build up to Christmas, families throughout the UK find themselves spending a lot of money on their utility bills. Think about it, you have Christmas lights, heating and appliances using a lot of energy during the festive break and this means one expensive energy bill. However, one person who knows all too well about finding cheap gas and electricity prices at Christmas is Santa. Thankfully, he has taken the time out to share his energy saving secrets with you, just in time for Christmas.
Santa Tip 1 – Poor insulation
In Santa’s grotto, it is vital that the reindeer are warm in their stables. With this in mind, Santa makes sure that no warm air can escape through the walls and ceilings. On average, many homes throughout the UK are losing around 35% of heat through gaps in the walls and about 25% through their roofs, simply by not insulating their homes properly. Take a leaf out of Santa’s book and insulate your home this December.
Santa Tip 2 – Turn down the heating
Santa realised that last Christmas, by simply reducing the heating on the thermostat by just one degree he was able to make a huge saving on his energy bill during the course of the year. This meant that he had more money at the end of the year to spend on other things, such as a solar powered sleigh. Turn down the thermostat by just one degree and you can cut your utility bills by up to 10%!
Santa Tip 3 – Energy saving sleigh lights
For years, Father Christmas spent a small fortune on his sleigh lights. But that was before he discovered energy saving sleigh lights that lasted twelve times longer than energy saving light-bulbs instead of ordinary ones. Not only will energy saving light bulbs save you a small fortune but they use 80 per cent less electricity whilst using the same amount of light.
Santa Tip 4 – Appliances
Since going digital, Santa bought many appliances to help him keep up-to-date with the changing world. For example, last year Santa bought a laptop and a huge plasma screen, here he was able to keep a live spread sheet where he could keep up-to-date with the Children’s Christmas lists. However, he forgot to turn off his appliances when he went to bed and this caused his utility bill to hit the roof! Break a bad habit, by making sure all appliances are turned off at the plugs before heading off to sleep.
So, take a leaf out of Father Christmas’s energy saving book and change your bad energy wasting habits. Energy wasting habits are easy to break and by making a few changes around your home you can make sure that this Christmas, you can have the cheapest gas and electricity bill ever, which means more money left to spend on loved ones and relatives.