Holidays can be expensive at the best of times. You have to think about accommodation, food activities, insurance all of which can add up to quite a bill. With the current increase in the cost of living, you don’t want to add to that bill by using unnecessary electricity while you are away.
This is where switching off energy-hungry appliances can save you that little bit of extra money which is so important at the moment. Property expert Thomas Goodman from MyJobQuote has shared which appliances homeowners should switch off before they go away on holiday and how much it costs if they don’t.
The list is pretty straightforward but its never a bad thing to remind yourself of where you can make a cheeky saving here and there, especially when you are out of the house.
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Kettle and toaster
Both the kettle and toaster are not only fire hazards, but are significant energy drains when left plugged in. A typical toaster and kettle left plugged in and switched on will still use electricity, even though they are not in active use.
Together, they can increase energy bills during a seven-day holiday by over £14. Make sure they are both unplugged before leaving for a holiday.
Even a slightly dripping tap can have a massive impact on water bills. On average, if a dripping tap is left to drip, it adds just under £11 per month to energy bills. This results in £130.80 being added to your annual water bill.
Not only can a water drip or burst pipe add money to an annual water bill but water can cause a significant amount of damage to a property, resulting in costly repairs. In fact, home insurance providers are estimated to pay out around…