The Mythbuster’s Guide to Saving Money on Energy Bills

If you have been here a long time, you might remember when I went on ITV Tonight to dispense a masterclass in saving money on energy bills.

Energy-saving is one of my favourite money topics, because once you get past the boring bullet-point lists, a whole new world of thrifty nerdery opens up.

You know those bullet-point lists. You start spotting them everything at this time of year. They go like this:


How to Save Money on Energy Bills: Beginner Level

  • Don an extra jumper.
  • Insulate your loft.
  • Have a shower, not a bath.
  • Only boil as much water as you need in your kettle.
  • Put off turning on your central heating for as long as you can.
  • Turn the light off when you leave a room.
  • Unplug all your devices at the wall, because standby mode costs money.

Pah! This is beginner level energy-saving. You can push it much further than that – but how far are you prepared to go?