Save money on your energy bills
These energy efficiency measures could help save the average household around £300.
- Turn down the heat – By turning your thermostat down just 1c you could cut your heating bills by up to 10%
- Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C/140°F
- Switch off the lights when you leave a room
- Fit energy saving bulbs where possible throughout the home. They last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one could save you around £55 over the lifetime of the bulb
- Switch off appliances, they still use energy on standby and this will cost you money
- Homes that are not properly insulated lose heat through their walls and roof. Check your home is insulated. Close the curtains to keep in the heat and do not drape your curtains over radiators. Report any repairs on your windows, doors or roof. If you have any concerns about insulation in your home or repairs contact us
- Dry your clothes on the washing line or clothes maiden rather than the tumble dryer. If you decide to use the tumble dryer, remember one full load uses less energy than two half loads.
- A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they’re fully turned off
- Contact your energy supplier to see if they can lend you an energy saving monitor. This will help you measure how much electricity you’re using
- Having a brew? Only boil as much as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you’re using an electric kettle).