How home insurance holders can reduce energy bills

Wednesday, 02 February 2011

Home insurance policyholders looking to reduce their energy bills can follow some simple tips from moneysupermarket.com to do so.

The price comparison site recommends contents insurance holders turn down their thermostats - doing it by just one degree C could reduce heating costs by ten per cent.

Leaving electrical appliances on standby still uses power, so it is important to turn everything off - including computers and TVs, advises moneysupermarket.com.

Investing in insulation for the roof can reduce energy bills, as around 25 per cent of all heat is lost through poor insulation, according to the website.

Any home insurance holders who opt for energy-saving lightbulbs could save around £40 over the lifetime of the bulb.

Scott Byrom, utilities manager at moneysupermarket.com, said: "Making your home as energy efficient as possible will also go a long way to cutting the cost of your bills in 2011."

Recently, energy supplier EON announced it would be raising its electricity prices by nine per cent and gas by three per cent from February 4th.

Posted by Rebecca Mellor

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