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Coping With Rising Energy Prices

Coping With Rising Energy Prices
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There is no doubt that energy prices are on the rise. And you can’t really avoid using energy – we are all completely reliant on it these days. So how do we deal with the rising energy prices? Here is a list of tips for you to follow:

1. Switch to CFLs:

Replace your light bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs. This is one of the quickest, easiest, pocket-friendliest and best ways to cut down your bills. You can reduce your energy losses by 75%.

CFLs with Energy Star labels mean that you’re going green! They are energy efficient and best of all, recyclable.

2. Fixed Energy Tariffs

The appeal of fixed energy tariffs in immense – for such plans, your supplier will offer you a fixed price over a certain period of time. It helps you to remain within your budget, keeps you alert and helps you save up to 15% on your bills. You know exactly how much you are going to pay at the end of the day.

3. Reduce Your Gas Bill

There are a few ways you can save money on your gas bill. Try out the tips below:

  • Seal air leaks regularly with spray foams or weather stripping to only let the desirable air in.
  • Upgrade your heating equipment regularly and change air-filters whenever possible.
  • A programmable thermostat will reduce heating and cooling whenever needed, without you being aware of it.

4. Go Green

Develop a greener household through natural gas usage, which can reduce your energy expenditure by about 41% and your carbon footprints by 28%. Households should also make it a point to upgrade insulation, doors and windows and strive to get an LEED rating which certifies buildings as less energy consuming and environment friendly.

5. Ask for Deals

If you have managed to find yourself in a financial mess, ask companies to let you know about with the deals that they have to offer. Or, you could also change to online bills which are said to reduce your payments by 10%.

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