Could you save money on your property bills?
Being a homeowner means that you have a lot of expenses each month. Not only do you have your household bills, but you could also be saving for renovation projects and jobs you wish to take on.
But with the same outlay each month, and perhaps the same income, how can you save money on your property bills that can then fund other areas? The proof is in your bills and with a bit of savvy thinking, you can potentially save a lot each month.
Some of these things are even options you can revisit every few months to ensure that you are saving the most you can be. I have outlined some of the ways you can do it but feel free to share some of the other ways you save money on your property bills in the comments below.
Keep that water bill down
Your water bill can be a big outlay each month. Often, you don’t have control over what you spend initially because you may have to pay water rates rather than be on a water meter.
However, there are still some things you can do that can benefit both aspects of a water bill, or could help you use less if you are on a meter. You could potentially use your own water supply from your own land. This is a valid option, and companies like Nicholls Boreholes could help you out. They look into the drilling aspect to get the plumbing in motion to have your own water source, which means you save.
Other things you could consider is collecting rainwater in your garden which can be used for watering plants and your lawn during the warmer months. A hosepipe or water sprinkler system can use a lot of water, which on a meter can be costly.
Reduce energy costs
Your energy bill can be a big outlay, and thankfully you have more control over it than you think. First of all, consider changing some of the habits in your home, for example, switching lights off and not putting things on standby can really help reduce your energy outlay.
You could also switch to more energy efficient appliances or change bulbs in your home for lighting. Another more drastic approach could be to switch to solar energy which means having panels placed on your roof.
Shop around for the best deal
One thing a lot of people miss out on is a saving that could made by simply changing the provider.
Most companies save their best rates for new customers, and doing this alone could shave off a heck of a lot of pounds from your monthly outgoings each month. Websites like uSwitch could help you see the potential savings you could be making.
Are you entitled to discounts?
Finally, are you missing out on savings that you are entitled to? Living alone or as a single occupant means that you can get discounts on things like council tax and TV licenses, amongst other bills like your energy and water rates. Ask the question and see what you could be entitled to.
I hope that some of these options help you save money on your property bills. Every little amount can add up to a big one!