By Deborah Burley

With energy bills soaring and the UK declared as the worst place to live in Europe according to our recent Quality of Life Index, things are looking a little dreary for us aren’t they?

At uSwitch we’re looking for ways of improving this situation and we believe it’s the small lifestylechanges that could make a huge difference. Because we’ve got a shop full of energy-efficient products, we thought it’d be a good idea to tell you about our top five products to reduce your energy bills. This way we can start feeling a little better about the country we call home.

After all, if we can spend less on living costs then it really is a rather lovely place to be.

Top five products to reduce your energy bills…

Four Enviroplugs (family pack) 

This is a great way of saving money if you’ve got a household full of mobile phone users. The Enviroplugs are adapters that plug into the wall socket and phone charger – once the phone is charged, the Enviroplug turns the power off. If, for example, you charge your phone overnight then you could cut this energy by 90%.

Radiator Booster 

This is a great energy-efficient product for the winter months – the Radiator Booster draws in and circulates wasted heat from the back of your radiator to keep  you warm and reduce those bills – no more feeling guilty for having heating on.

energyEGG standby saver 

We’re a big fan of the energyEGG. It not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly clever and could save you up to £37* a year by turning your appliances off for you when you’ve left the room.

EcoPulse TurboHead 

If you have a water meter then this shower head is for you – it pulses 30-40 (unnoticeable) times per second to reduce water bills and also delivers a fantastically powerful shower.

Solar Power Station 150W 

Why not collect your household energy from the sun and reduce your energy bills substantially? It’s a great to know that you’re also doing your bit to help the environment and it could generate up to 750 watt hours of electricity per day**. As well as this it’s easy to install without needing an electrician –  we can’t fault this solar panel.

*Based on average figures calculated by the Energy Saving Trust and DEFRA, using a household electricity consumption of 4015kWh per year at 13.95p/kWh.

**The Solar Power Station generates 150W of electricity an hour, equating to 750 watt hours based on an average of 5 hours of sunlight per day.

Advertisements