It can’t have escaped your attention that fuel prices are going through the roof at this moment in time. This is a bad time because everything else is rising in price as well, which means that all of the smaller increases are hitting us harder than they ever did before.
You should start to think about how you can save your fuel so that you don’t have to pay as much for it, so this article will take you through a couple of ways in which you should be able to do this.
- Petrol/diesel. You could start to share lifts with those who are in the same place of work as you. This means that you can share the cost of the fuel and not have to pay to take more than one car to work. If you think that you could do this on a regular basis, then you might even be able to get rid of your car. You should check out the public transport links to where you work and see if there is anything that you could rely on in order to take you to the place that you need to be. You should always walk when the journey would take you less than half an hour on foot.
- Heating. You should invest into your property. Loft and wall insulation can save you money on your fuel bills as it keeps your house a lot warmer. In addition to this, you should try to keep yourself warm by wearing more clothes in your house if you feel cold. This means that you will not need to use the heating as much as you might have done in the past, therefore making it easier to save money on your energy bills.
- Hot water. If possible, you should stop using a dishwasher. You should try to wash your dishes just once per day, and you should take a short shower instead of filling a full bath of water. If you use your washing machine a lot, make sure that you have a full load before you switch it on, as it will still use the same amount of energy to work no matter how much you put into them. While we’re on the subject of washing, it is much better for you to dry your washing by draping them on radiators (whether turned on or not) and over doors than it is to use a tumble drier.