MAN HACKS // 3 WAYS TO TURN YOUR ENERGY BILLS INTO A NEW TV

Bills, bills, bills. Nobody likes spending valuable beer tokens on something as disinteresting as utilities.

So don’t.

Follow these 3 simple steps and you could save yourself as much as a grand over the course of the next year. That’s enough to upgrade your man-cave with a new telly.

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1. Switch it up.

Chances are, if you’ve not bothered looking into it, you’re probably not even with the cheapest energy company, let alone the best tariff.

The good news is – it’s simple to sort your energy life out. Head over to Uswitch, stick a couple of details in and you could end up saving as much as £679 a year. Cha-ching.

2. Save £85 a degree.

I used to wear shorts and a vest around the house all the time. I’d crank the thermostat up to 22/23. Sometimes I’d even forget to switch off the heating before I headed out

But did you know that, according to The Energy Saving Trust, every single degree you turn your thermostat up by adds a whopping £85 to your annual energy bill? That means if you were to turn down from say, 22 to 18, you’d save around £340 a year.

3. Invest in some LEDs.

Next time a lightbulb blows – you might want to splash out on an LED replacement. At around £6-9 a pop, they might seem a bit steep. But, because they don’t lose any energy through emitting heat like a traditional bulb does, they use 90% less power.

The average LED bulb will last upwards of 25 years and pay back your investment in around 12 months or so. Not bad for the price of a couple of pints.

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