Energy Saving

Energy saving tips

You don’t have to spend lots of money to save lots of money, so we’ve put together a few tips that’ll make a positive difference to your pocket:

Appliances

  • Switch off or unplug any appliances you’re not using. If they have a stand-by light, a display or are hot to the touch, they’ll be using energy just by being plugged in.
  • Empty your vacuum cleaner regularly, it uses less energy when its empty.
  • Set your fridge at around 3C to 5C and your freezer at -18C; the lower the temperature, the more it costs. Defrost your freezer regularly .
  • Washing machines usually have a ‘half load’ option for smaller loads. Try washing at a low temperature too.
  • Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need to use.

Did you know?

Using a large hob for a small pan wastes energy. If your cooker has a small ring, use a small pan. If you try and heat a large pan on the small ring, you’re more likely to end up heating for longer than saving any money or energy.

Hygiene

  • Swap a bath for a shower, if you have one - it saves energy and water.

Lights

  • Use energy-saving light bulbs.
  • Turn lights off when you leave an empty room.

Heating

  • Programme your central heating, so it's only on when you need it.
  • Keep your heating thermostat at 21C - in the summer, turn your heating off.
  • Most heat is lost through windows (single or double-glazed). Use thick curtains and you will feel the temperature drop behind them.
  • Only turn heating on when needed.

Did you know?

Many of your rooms are over-heated. If you can bear to turn the thermostat down by just one degree, you could save around £65 a year on heating costs.

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Happy to spend a little for even more savings?

  • Invest in a timer device, so you’re only using energy when you need to
  • Draught-proof doors or buy draft excluders, which can make a huge difference in the winter and help keep your bills down

For more energy saving tips, call us on 0333 103 9053

Further advice

Call our friendly team on 0333 103 9053 or take a look at some of these great energy-saving sites:

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