Energy bills have become a concern for families. Gas and electricity are already a heavy burden on the household balance. According to the consumers’ association Facua (Consumers in action) the Spanish pay a higher bill than the rest of the EU neighbours, being already the third most expensive in Europe.
For this reason, home improvements to save energy are important, as is choosing the most convenient rate for electricity and gas, since, depending on the company you choose for your electricity, you can save up to 200 euros a year. However, this does not concern the rights to activate the supply, as they are stipulated by the State, through the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.
To change the rate, just call the customer service of Iberdrola, Holaluz, Repsol or any other company.
One of the main reasons for energy waste is due to thermal bridges. These are thermal leaks that allow the heat generated inside the house to escape to the outside or the temperature from the outside to enter the interior of the house, causing the heating or air conditioning devices to have to make double the effort to maintain the desired degrees and, therefore, increasing the energy expenditure that raises the amount of our bills.
⦁ Experts point out that the thermal insulation improves considerably when we change a window for another one made of PVC plastic or aluminium. In this way, thermal leaks are prevented and great energy savings are achieved.
If you want to know how you can lower your energy bills before undertaking any reforms, we invite you to read the following article on energy saving in the home.