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Energy bills - how can I save money?
With energy prices skyrocketing, people in draughty and poorly insulated homes are facing significantly higher heating bills this winter.
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Private housing in Wales is among the oldest and draughtiest in the UK and western Europe.
Up to 45% of households in Wales already live in fuel poverty at today's prices, spending more than 10% of their income on energy bills.
With the cost of living rising rapidly, what can you do to keep costs down?
Small changes to save money
To help with spiralling costs, homeowners and renters can make a number of small changes which will cost little or nothing, Professor Jo Patterson from Cardiff University's School of Architecture points out.
"Reduce the amount of energy you need to start with," she says. Her tips include:
- Washing clothes less often and making sure the washing machine is full when you use it
- Doing the washing on dry days so you can dry it on the washing line rather than tumble dryer
- Turning down thermostat by one degree can save up to £400 annually at current prices
- Turning thermostatic radiator valves down in separate rooms
- Making minor repairs to windows and sealing up holes around pipework will help to reduce heat loss
- Replacing halogen light bulbs with new LED lights which last longer can save about £3-£4 a year
Bigger investments that will pay off
- Insulating the loft properly can reduce your energy bills by at least £150 a year
- Insulating the loft hatch is equally important, as it can act like a chimney and allow lots of heat to escape
- Replacing windows so they all have high thermal performance
- Buying solar panels to generate electricity. Some households may even be able to store their own energy