Lockdowns have put increased pressure on all our domestic bills, but are you doing all you can to to make savings? What are your tips for saving money running your home?
The global pandemic has been a time like no other, and while you may already have been working hard to keep your finances in check before coronavirus hit, the economic uncertainty that we have been left with could make you more determined to get value for money and avoid paying out more than you need to.
Lockdown has meant that many of us have spent a lot more time at home, which puts increased pressure on domestic bills, particularly services such as water, gas, electricity and broadband.
But while the number of service providers you have to interact with is huge, the upside is that this gives you plenty of scope for shopping around and making some savings. By budgeting carefully and not taking the first deal you’re offered, you can make small savings that will soon add up.
Which? has always offered information and expert advice to help people get the best deals, switch providers, get a better service and shop smartly, but you can also save money by making more sustainable choices – something that we know many of us are increasingly keen to do.
Choosing products such as kitchen appliances and your boiler wisely can also make a difference. Buying the most energy-efficient models can save you a hefty sum in running costs over the course of a year.
And by repairing rather than replacing them when they break, you can reduce your impact on the planet with cast-off appliances as well as avoid the expense of buying new ones.
Your tips for an efficient home
Whether it’s broadband, home improvements, shopping or budgeting, there are guides across which.co.uk that can help people get the best deals, switch providers, get a better service and shop smartly – but what are your top tips for running your home efficiently?
Are you a regular switcher of services, or do you prefer to stick with one company for an extended period of time?