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DIY Hacks to Reduce Your Energy Bills

12:30PM 19 April 2022

Saving money on energy is a hot topic at the moment. Bills are increasing, as is the cost of living. Which is why it is more important than ever to save money wherever possible. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can help to reduce your energy bills. Some fixes are short term, whereas others are things you will benefit from for years to come. So, let’s have a look, shall we?

Hacks to Reduce Your Energy Bills

There are some things that you can do as an individual to help bring down your energy costs, and they need not require a huge shift in lifestyle. You can take actions today that will save you money tomorrow. Things such as:

  • Turn off standby appliances.

  • Only turn the heating on when necessary.

  • Wear an extra layer when you get chilly.

  • Buy low wattage bulbs.

  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

  • Keep all windows and doors closed when the heating is on.

  • Use your washing machine on a lower temperature setting.

What About Windows?

Heating bills are one of the main things we use energy on. As such, one of the best ways to reduce your bills is by reducing your energy output. You should always think about ways to reduce the amount of heating you’re using. So, how do you do this? Well, apart from some of the things listed above, you should think about adequately insulating your windows. The best way to do this is with – you guessed it – insulated interior window shutters. But do shutters really work? We’re very glad you asked…

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Yes, they really do (especially our Full Height and Tier-on-tier ranges)! Our plantation shutters help keep the heat in a few ways, thus lessening the amount of time you need to keep the heating switched on.

By being measured to the exact specifications of your windows, shutters fit flush to your windows. Indeed, the frame of our plantation shutters are fitted directly onto the window recess, preventing any tingling drafts from creeping into the room.

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Their movable slats can also be a real help too. With other window dressings – especially curtains – you need to fully open them to allow for more ventilation. With shutters, you simply need to adjust the slats slightly if the room is feeling a little stuffy. This will help reinvigorate your room, with losing all the heat. Oh, and they look amazing too. But you already knew that.

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If you would like to learn more about how DIY window shutters can save you money, then get in touch today. Send an email to hello@theshutterstore.co.uk today or click the chat symbol at the bottom right of our website during 9-5 working hours. We can’t wait to hear from you.