Until recently I lived in blissful ignorance. Well no more! I have been monitoring our usage over the last week and it has ranged from £4 - £6 a day!
I am at home most of the day and last week due to middle man being ill I was in all day everyday. I have found that by putting the electric heater on in the conservatory rather than heating the whole house, I can save around a pound a day. Now that will add up! These are only rough calculations but the smart meter has got me considering our consumption and turning off unnecessary lights. (My Dad will be proud of me!)
If you are a British Gas customer, you can register for a free smart meter here. You might also like to watch this video for more information.
I am going to continue monitoring my usage over the next few weeks and hope to get my usage down to around £4.50 a day to start with. I will make a point of only heating the room I am in and I am wondering about whether drying the towels on the radiators rather than the tumble dryer might be a small change for the better. What energy saving tips would you recommend so that I can get my bills down? Have you got any energy saving ideas you would like me to investigate?
We were already British Gas customer, so the smart meter installation was free of charge, but I have been compensated for writing about this post to raise awareness of this scheme.