The British energy regulator, Ofm, announced the increase earlier this month, adding that energy bills for 15 million households will increase by at least 9 139 from October.
The UK Guard said On Debit Direct Debit Targets, consumers will see the highest jump in prices, with an average of 1, 1,277 per year since the start of the Cap. Prepaid customers will see an increase from £ 1,156 to £ 1309 by £ 153.
According to Ofegem, the increase has resulted in more than 50 percent energy costs in the past six months, lowering epidemic limits and lowering gas prices.
EDF, SSE and OVO have now secured a 12% price increase since October 1, and Ion and Scottish power are expected to follow soon.
To help families across the UK manage their fuel bill increases this year, experts on Boiler Plans share eight key tips for using your garden efficiently.
Ian Henderson, Managing Director of Boiler Planning, said: “These gardening tips are a great way to help reduce energy costs throughout the year by enjoying and adding value to our outdoor rooms.
From switching to LED bulbs to keeping our outdoor refrigerators cool in the heat, all of these approaches help to lower our bill.
Eight top tips to reduce fuel costs by using your garden
Well-maintained trees save 25% on your energy bills each year
In the front or back of your garden, a large tree or two will act as a natural windbreaker, which means that you are less likely to hear drafts and heat the house, resulting in savings of up to 25 percent on energy bills.
Those same trees provide shade during the summer months – cool down to 3-6 degrees in tree-covered areas – less likely to turn on electric fans or air conditioning units.
Long fences can save money and add 20% value to your home
Similar to how trees work, a large fence can serve as a windshield around the property, which means it is less likely to hear the draft and reach the thermostat.
Although it can cost around £ 1,000 to build a fence depending on the size of your fence, the cost of your home can increase by up to 20 percent.
Keep your garden refrigerator out of direct sunlight
From February 2021 to March 2021, the search for the “garden” increased by 80 percent.
Just as your refrigerators and freezers in your home are free from sunlight, so are your outdoor refrigerators.
The heat makes the refrigerator work harder and costs more, so move your garden bar to a shade in the garden.
Choose for outdoor outdoor heating on gas
Due to the video-19 restrictions, the search for “garden heating” in the former social media has increased by 192 percent between February 2021 and March 2021.
Switch to electric heating and you will find that operating costs are about 15 percent of the cost of running the gas heater.
Use LED garden lights
LED lights are estimated to consume 80 percent less energy and still provide a beautiful garden. Invest up to £ 2.99 on beautiful, personalized solar panels.
Think of the balcony – this can increase protection for your home and increase costs
A balcony can serve as a protection for your home, keep it warm and keep your property warm. If you want to sell, balconies can add value to your home.
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Collect your plants based on their water needs to save on water
Plants typically need 3-4 inches of water around the stem, but they can use more water than they need if they are not divided by their watering needs.
Plan which plants need the same amount of water, and look for fast-growing plants to help reduce your water use.
Julie Power, a local horticulturist, explains the division in your garden: ”
Another tip Julie suggests is how to reuse your sink.
When washing the dishes, first wash them with water (no soap) and save the water, use this water to water the flowers – this will be a more sustainable and economical use of water. Another good way is to sow your seeds before the rain – save them first after planting.
Reducing drought-resistant plants can further reduce your water bills
Another way to save water is to use plants that can survive on less water. Some annual and shrubs receive little watering and return each year.
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