5 easy ways to reduce your household bills

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25 July 2017 | Money Matters

With household bills continuing to rise, getting a good deal is now more important than ever. 

Reduce your monthly outgoings without breaking a sweat by following these 5 moneysaving tips.

Use a price comparison site

Using a price comparison website can give you an overview of the best deals on the market almost instantly.

Popular sites such as GoCompare, Compare the Market and USwitch will give you a broad range of quotes from different suppliers - always a good thing to take in to any negotiation with your current provider.

 

Monitor your thermostat

You can save up to 10% on your heating bills by simply dropping your heating by just 1⁰C, according to Energy UK.

Installing a room thermostat – like this one from Heatmiser UK – and radiator valves can shave between £80 and £165 off your annual heating bills.

 

Grouping services together

Merge your phone, tv and broadband deal into one simple package to save both time and money.

By grouping your services together with one provider, that company will offer cash incentives or discounts to help you purchase more than one product.

Energy efficient lights

Making the switch from conventional light bulbs to energy efficient LED lights can knock £100 off your annual bills.

Homebase’s range of energy efficient lights start from just £1.99 and have a lifespan of up to 10 years.

 

Shop around

If you’re still finding that you are paying too much money for your household bills, then it might be time to switch provider.

According to price comparison site USwitch, there is often a difference of £200 between the most expensive prices and the cheapest.

Your current provider will also be keen to offer you a better deal in order to keep your business, so take advantage of this and negotiate a deal best suited for your needs.

 

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