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Energy bills in the UK are ludicrous nowadays easily costing more than £100 a month if you use gas and electric. And they’ve doubled in a decade and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better in the foreseeable future.

But you can cut your bills yourselves and here are some quick and simple things to do:

Firstly, change your  provider.

Next it’s time to take a look at your home itself and your own and your family’s habits.

If your home needs improvements, you could save nearly £600 a year – take a look at  draft proofing,  energy saving bulbs, energy efficient shower head and insulating your cavity walls and loft.

Personally you should take shorter showers. Spending a minute less in the shower each day could give you about a tenner a year of added liquidity.

Only putting the amount of water you need in your kettle could save around £7 a year.

Using a bowl to wash up (rather than leaving the hot tap running) could save around £30 a year.

Washing your clothes at 30 degrees instead of 40 will save around £6 a year.

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