Running a home can become very expensive, especially during the winter when the days are darker than usual and the nights are cold. If you want to try and save some money on your household bills this month, take a look at some of these helpful tips…
It can be hard to keep tracking of your Electric Heating, gas and water during the year, and when you have a family to provide for the bills can rocket without any warning. You don’t have to stay with the same company forever, if you start to struggle with the bills or their prices begin to rise, go online and look for something else.
Switching to paperless bills is great for the environment but it also saves your energy company money, and this means you will be offered incentives to do so in the form of discounts on your monthly bills.
Go for package deals
Rather than using a different provider for your electric, your gas and your water- if you buy a bundle and have them all under one package it will save you money in the long run. Companies want you to use them for all of your needs, and because if this they will often offer discounted prices for buying a bundle rather than just one type of energy.
The same thing applies to your media services. Rather than getting your TV, broadband and phone separately, take advantage of services who provide everything together for you.
Don’t be loyal
Although many people say that staying with the same company or bank will offer them great deals and discounts, it actually doesn’t rack up that much of a saving for you. You are much better going shopping online for other providers to see what offers they have on, you will often be able to bag an introductory deal too if you switch.
Review your policies
If you don’t want to switch your providers, you will also be able to take a look into your policy to make sure that you need everything they are offering. There may be certain features on the policy that you don’t use, and by taking these off you could save.
Cut your phone bill
If you know that you will never use the landline during the week in the daytime, then take that off your policy and switch to evenings and weekends instead. Phone bills can cost a huge amount each month, and with most people using mobile phones these days, it doesn’t make much sense to spend all of your money on your landline.
If you have an iPhone, you can cut your bills even further by using FaceTime on the WiFi in your home instead of using the landline for long calls to your family or friends.
Ditch what you don’t need
So many of us are coerced into buying add-one with packages such as mobile insurance or extended warranties on cheap items. Save yourself the hassle and get rid of any of these products, and don’t accept them in the future. It is an outlay you simply do not need.