Stay on top of your Energy Bills in 2020

You get home from a long day at work. You put your key in the door, twist and are welcomed by the comfort of your safe place.

But as you’re taking your shoes off and looking forward to crashing out on the sofa, you spot something lying on your doormat.

It’s an envelope with a logo you recognise on the outside. You knew this day was coming. You knew that every time you flicked on a light in your home, switched the telly on, or started vacuuming, that was all going to add to the content of what’s in this envelope.

The dreaded energy bill arrival is not something to look forward to. But in this scenario outlined above, there tends to be two main outcomes. The same applies in the paperless world we’re starting to live increasingly in. However you come to see that figure you owe, there are usually two main thoughts that pop into our heads.

The first is something along the lines of ‘Oh my God another bill, and look how much it is this month!’. The second is along the lines of ‘Oh wow, that’s not as high as I expected actually. What a result!’

Obviously, the second reaction is the one we’re all looking to have. But in a world of electronic devices, of constant streaming and busy family life, cutting down on your energy usage is a prospect that’s easier said than done.

But fear not!This blog has been written to provide you with some handy ways to reduce energy bills this new year and have a nice pot of money saved come the start of 2021.

Cutting down on electricity usage

a white lightswitch on a wall

The obvious way to start reducing your electricity usage in the short term is to start monitoring what you’re using, how much you’re using, and developing a more positive set of habits around how you live your domestic life with regards to electricity use.

We’ve written previously about some of the specific things to consider when it comes to household energy usage and how to cut back on it. To get a really thorough insight into how we advise you approach this, read this blog.

One of the best ways to start is gaining a better understanding of what you use at present. You can also start to calculate the specific appliances that are contributing most to your energy usage. The above blog has some great tips here.

Another major contributor to your energy usage is what is referred to as ‘phantom energy’. This is energy that is being used by devices and appliances that you aren’t actively using. Turning items that are on standby off at the mains is probably something you know will be of use here anyway.

But just because you know it, doesn’t mean you’re actually implementing it. It doesn’t mean you’re going around your home turning off every plug before you go to bed at night. But that doesn’t mean you can’t start doing this in 2020. New year, new you? Perhaps the new you could be a bit more vigilant with switching off plugs!

Another strong user of electricity is lighting in your home. Traditional lighting systems can be quite draining on electricity and lead to your bills being more expensive than you’d like them to be. One way to counter this is to turn them off when they’re not in use! But another is converting to LED lighting. This technology can really help you cut back on the amount of electricity used to light your home.

In our modern world of home appliances, it can be easy to start taking things for granted. The problem is that such things come at a cost - specifically an energy cost! Handy appliances like tumble dryers and dishwashers are pillars of modern domestic convenience. But by line drying clothes and doing the washing up yourself, you can avoid unnecessary energy use.

Seeking alternatives

a wood fire burning and creating energy

One trend you may have picked up on here is that a lot of energy reduction is not just about consciously trying to use things less. It’s more to do with finding alternatives for things.

This can be literally the things you use in your home. But you can also take on a broader approach to your energy consumption and changing your philosophy.

This is where adopting things like solar energy to help cut back on bills can be really advantageous. Navitron is your perfect sustainable energy partner, with a host of green energy options available to you.

Our solar panels for hot water and solar panels (PV) are great ways to generate the kind of energy you want to use without tapping into the electricity network.

We also have wood stoves available that can replace typical heating methods, as well as heat pumps and off-grid systems. These can all help reduce your reliance on the typical systems people use for sorting their homes and keeping things ticking over.

What’s more, not only will you be saving cash in the long run, but will be making a positive contribution to the green economy and reducing your own environmental impact.

So if you’re looking to make an investment that will help you save lots of money in the long run, the Navitron range can really be of use. Our selection of products is a great offering of brilliant items that can truly transform how you approach your energy usage.

If you have a genuine ambition to make positive changes to how you run your home and want to discuss how Navitron can help, get in touch with our team today.

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