Small changes to your energy consumption can have a big effect on your bills. Here are a few tips on how you can save energy and money, which of course will also help the environment.
In the home
While it’s important to have a warm home, lowering your thermostat by even just 1 degree can help reduce your energy bill.
The best way to make savings in the kitchen is by using A+ rated appliances, which we strongly recommend. And here are a couple of even simpler steps:
- Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need.
- Wherever possible, use your microwave instead of your oven. They are far more efficient and much less time
consumingthan conventional ovens.
- If you have an Economy 7 tariff, time your dishwasher and dryer to come on
duringthe cheaper rate.
And here are a few others ways you can save energy in the home:
- Replace all your old light bulbs with those energy efficient CFL ones.
Yesthey’re a little more expensive but they’ll massively reduce your consumption. So in the long run, they’ll end up saving you money.
- Unplug all those devices every night at home. We know, it all sounds very tedious, but it can reduce your energy consumption by around 25%.
- Insulate your attic and install double glazed windows. Un-insulated homes lose a huge amount of energy through the roofs and windows.
Free Energy advice - Energy service guidance
For independent, expert advice on saving energy in your home, contact your local energy advice centre:
England and Wales: Contact the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234 (all you pay for is a national rate call). Monday to Friday,
Scotland: Call Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 or use this link (Energy Saving Trust Scotland contact page) to complete the correct contact form.