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There are two ways to be richer. You can make more money by badgering your boss for a promotion or selling your old DVDs on eBay. But if your finances are still stretched there’s no option but to face up to the dreaded alternative – save money by cutting back.
It’s night time. You’re tucked up in bed. It’s dark, quiet and peaceful. But unbeknownst to you vampire power is draining energy from all around your home. Sounds spooky!
Actually… it’s less exciting than it sounds. Vampire power is just a more interesting term for the power being used by your appliances when they are left on standby. And it’s not garlic or a wooden stake which will ward off this vampire, just some good habits to minimise your energy use.
Your home is full of them, TV adverts are always reminding us of the latest ones…but do you know how much your household appliances, both big and small, are costing you each year to run?
According to the Department of Energy & Climate Change, in 2014 the average electricity bill in the UK was over £590. But do you know how much your appliances are costing you?
Running a fridge can be expensive, especially when you consider the appliance is constantly left on. How much energy your fridge consumes will depend on how old the appliance is, its make and model.
That said, there are steps you can take to work out how energy efficient your fridge will be – and therefore how much it will cost to run, and how to improve the energy efficiency of the appliance. In this post we explain how you can work out how much your fridge costs you and what you can do to reduce the costs.
Our homes are full of appliances, all of which make our everyday lives easier. But on occasions, these can develop faults. When this happens, you have a few choices available to you…
- Contact a qualified engineer to repair the appliance
- Repair the appliance yourself
It’s estimated the average household lighting bill in the UK is roughly £300 per year. But by replacing your existing light bulbs for LED ones you could significantly reduce yours.
A survey conducted last year revealed as homeowners, we spend on average £30,000 on our gardens in our lifetimes. But it’s possible to turn your garden into an oasis without spending a small fortune – as explained in this infographic.
The garden is our own little slice of paradise and a great place to relax. But according to a 2014 survey conducted by GardeningExpress.co.uk, during our lifetimes we are spending an average of £30,000 on our gardens. Gardening needn’t be expensive, if you follow the tips below.
Got a vacuum that’s just not cleaning? A cooker that’s not cooking? A coffee machine that’s not coffeeing (I know that’s definitely a real word so don’t worry about getting a dictionary because I’ve already looked and it’s totally in there)?