How to Cut Bill Costs this Summer

Monday, June 1, 2020

The summer can be the perfect time to cut your bills, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite cost-saving methods that can help you and your family reduce your spending at home once the weather starts to improve.

For best results, make sure you use as much of this advice as you can to maximise the savings!

Go outside (while social distancing)

Spending time outside, even while social distancing will allow you to turn off all of your electronic items. The weather is great, so get out in the garden or walk around the local park and turn your electronics off at the wall.

Close your blinds during the day

The sun will heat up your house very quickly during the summer, so keep your blinds or curtains closed during the day so you won’t have to use extra electricity by turning on fans or other cooling appliances.

Go wireless

Summer is the perfect time to ditch your electronic devices, so put down Instagram and spend some time in the real world. Have a barbeque, sort out the garden or just relax in the sun. This will help you unplug, unwind and recharge your batteries - all without using any electricity.

Turn it off at the wall

In addition to this, turn off your lights and other electronics when you leave a room. Unplug the TV, gaming system and any small electronics (lamps, kettles etc.) when they aren’t being used, as leaving them on standby will still use a little electricity. Discuss it with your family/housemates, make a plan and stick to it!

Load up the washing machine and dry outside

The washing machine will use the same amount of water and energy regardless of how full the machine is. So load it up and get the most out of your washing machine so you don’t have to use it as often. You can also dry your clothing outside to cut down on dryer usage!

Invest in energy efficient white goods

You will still need to use some white goods, but older models will be a bigger drain on your bills. So investing in more energy-efficient versions will help you save both now and in the long run. It might be you need some more financial support for this initial cost, so you may want to consider a homeware loan to help with this.

So make the most of our useful guide on how to cut bill costs this summer and make the warmer months of the year more financially healthy. Also, if you have any tips you’d like to share, leave a comment on our social media channels.