Gadgets To Help You Cut The Cost Of Your Electricity Bills

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With energy bills at a record high families need to find new ways to save money. There are a few simple little gadgets which cost very little but help you save a lot.

 

Install an energy Monitor

Cost – £30

Annual Saving – £200

These are small battery operated devices, they let you see how much power you are using around the home and shows which appliances are using the most energy and costing you the most. These gadgets, rather than saving you money directly it provides your energy usage in order to encourage you to decrease it.

 

Use Energy Efficient Lighting

Cost – £10

Annual Saving – £55

The traditional light bulb has now been banned by the EU but its eco-friendly replacement often offers a gloomy glow that takes time to warm up. However a firm called Ecozone claim to offer a similar bulb to the traditional 60-watt one but using 75% less energy and it lasts up to 10,000 hours. According to the Energy Saving Trust these bulbs save £3 a year compared to traditional ones, if you put them in every light socket around the house it equates to about £55.

Switch Off Your Appliances

Cost – £22

Annual Saving – £40

This gadget is a remote control handset and three radio controlled sockets which allow you to turn off appliances when not in use. Appliances that are kept on standby can consume up to 85% of the electricity they would if they were left on.

 

Use A Radiator Tube

Cost – £25

Annual Saving – £140

These are small white tubes that sit on top of the water-filled radiator and sucks up lost heat from behind it using a small fan plugged into a nearby electrical socket. The fan circulates the warm air around the room and according to the Energy Saving Trust you may be able to turn down your thermostat by 3 degrees Celsius.

 

Make Your Boiler More Energy Efficient

Cost – £90

Annual Saving – £100

To do this you need to have a small valve fitted to a water pipe connected to your boiler – this works by now allowing water through until it is hot enough. The manufacturer – SaveWaterSaveMoney believe it can save 32,000 litres of water being unnecessarily piped through your heating system every year, bringing savings on heating and the cost of water for those on a meter. This is a cost effective way of making an old boiler work better before you consider replacing it.

 

Use Less Water In The Shower

Cost – £12

Annual Saving – £180

We all know that taking a shower is better than having a bath saving approximately 35 litres of water but we can also make our showers more efficient. The Eco Showerdrop includes a digital calculator that shows the flow of water while you wash. The device is waterproof and hangs by the controls of the showers, it can also be used in tandem with a special showerhead which is designed to aerate the spray or to provide tiny interruptions to the flow are barely noticeable.

 

Cut The Cost Of Using Your Computer

Cost – £13

Annual Saving – £50

This device is plugged into your computer using a USB cable, the illuminated button acts as a prompt to save electricity. When you’re not using your computer press the Ecobutton and it will put your computer into a low powered mode which can be started up again when you want to use the computer again.

 

Total Cost Of Gadgets: £202

Potential Annual Savings Made: £765

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