Avoiding the Big 6 Energy Suppliers and Focusing on Smaller Less Known Organisations

Avoiding the Big 6 Energy Suppliers and Focusing on Smaller Less Known Organisations

It comes to no surprise that the continuation of increased energy bills has lead to market share being gained in the small to medium sized utility suppliers in the UK. These smaller organisations, one of which is called ‘utility warehouse’ rely on the big 6 suppliers to be able to provide the infastructure that the UK requires to keep lights on at night and cookers cooking food.

However, the likes of utility warehouse means that they are able to buy energy, including gas and electricty at wholesale prices, meaning that they are more effectively enabled to transfer the savings down to the consumer. Their sales team of distributors instead of monthly paid staff members have also meant that with this reduction in cost on their own behalf, they are able to strictly pass all these savings down the most important people in the chain – the ones who are paying the utility bills at the end of each month.

Energy Saving Home Meter Perfect for Keeping on Track with your Bills

In 2015 energy bills are expected to rise once again. This isn’t really any particular news to the average British homeowner because these types of utility bills have really been increasing for the last 8 years with promises of the big 6 energy suppliers of a reduction in their prices, but nothing really coming above the fold.

Well, to help combat this rise in the price of energy, purchasing a home meter could be an option to keep on ultimate track on exactly what you’re spending on your electricity.

A small magnet ring is looped around your main circuit entering the house which beams a wireless signal to a receiver that is plugged into the main wall socket. Information is then transferred from one device to the other which will display various meter readings such as wattage that you’re using per hour, the average cost at the end of the month and many more cost saving units.

Why is Cleaning Gutters So Important?

Why is Cleaning Gutters So Important?

One of the jobs which is commonly neglected by home owners is cleaning out the general detritus which builds up within gutters. Whether this is due to a lack of understanding of why it is necessary, or because they’ve neither the money to pay somebody else to do it, or the ability or motivation to do it themselves is up for debate, but understanding why it needs to be done is something every responsible home owner needs to understand.

Gutters play a fundamental role in preserving the exterior of a property. This is because water can be one of the most damaging forces, due to erosion. Thanks to gutters however, water which hits the roof is likely to mainly run into the gutters bordering the roof, to eventually leave the property without ever coming into contact and damaging it; unless the gutters are already full of detritus. This is a significant problem, as any material filling the space designed to be filled by water will therefore displace an water, causing it to run down the side of the property, causing significant damage to the brick and mortar of the building.

Wall Coatings to Enhance Energy Efficiency

There are a lot of things which can be done to enhance the energy efficiency in a property, but mostly what people hear about is stuff like adding double glazed windows or putting insulation in wall cavities and roofs. These aren’t the only option available, and in the case of double glazing, they certainly aren’t the cheapest either.

If you take your walls for instance, adding insulation to the cavity is a great move, but it still isn’t a perfect insulation solution (and isn’t one at all if your walls have no cavities). Wall coatings are another option. This is where a layer of insulating material is added to the outside of a building (for the inside as well potentially) which then offers an extra layer of insulation.

The process involved in this is basically the same as plastering a wall, so the labour involved is minimal, and while certain materials used can be expensive, less costly albeit less effective materials can still help to save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

Domestic Cleaning Services

Cleaning is a hassle which many people just aren’t willing to deal with any more, and in our increasingly outsourced way of life, many people aren’t. Domestic cleaning services are an option everybody should consider due to the enormous amount of freedom it can give you. Being able to come home and prepare your food after a long day at work, knowing that you won’t have a list of chores to contend with afterwards is a luxury that most people would appreciate having in their lives.

What stops a lot of people from paying for such a service is a couple of different reasons. Firstly, they expect the price to be higher than it actually is. Secondly, they feel that their home and stuff is going to be invaded by a stranger. Both of these actually aren’t such a big issue for the same reason; the time it takes to clean your home is actually very small.

Domestic cleaning companies make money not by charging high costs to individuals, or companies in commercial cleaning for that matter, but by being extremely efficient at what they do, this allows them to be a very cheap option for people looking for a great cleaning job in their home, and it means that they are unlikely to be inconvenienced for very long.