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.


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.

Like this? Keep your eyes peeled for more Man Hacks coming soon.

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