Saving Energy

Saving energy isn't just about helping you to save electricity or be more energy efficient — it's also a great way to save money.

We all know we could do more around the home to save energy, but where to start? While some of the biggest energy savers require time and money there are still plenty of lifestyle changes you can make that will save energy, and money.

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Simple ways to save energy and reduce your bills

Light Bulb

Use energy saving lightbulbs around your home, these can be purchased from any supermarket or DIY store.


Flow Reducer

Install a flow reducer to reduce your water consumption during showers, so there's less water to heat.


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Unplug all the appliances that you aren't using regularly - even chargers continue to use electricity when they aren't charging.


Tumble Dryer

Make your tumble dryer more efficient by cleaning the filter regularly and using a high spin in your washing machine before drying.


30 Degrees

90% of your washing machine's energy is used heating the water. Wash your clothes at 30°C and save money.


Dishwasher

Use Eco and Energy Saving programs on dishwashers, washing machines and dryers.


Fridge

Keep your fridge temperature between 0 and 5 degrees.


Heating

Turning your thermostat down by 1°C can save you as much as £60 per year.


Timer

Use a timer to make sure your heating is only on when you need it.


Draft Proof

Draught proof your external doors.



FAQs

Would Economy 7 help me save money?

It depends how much of your electricity you can use at night rather than during the day. Because the daytime rate is higher than normal to balance out the off-peak rate, unless you are using more than 50% of your energy at night , Economy 7 actually works out more expensive. So do check carefully before you commit to switching.

Will a smart meter save me money?

It’s not the meter itself that saves you money, it’s the information you’ll get from it. Because it’ll show you exactly what you’re using and when, you can learn how to save energy – and potentially reduce how much you use. You’ll get a clearer insight into how much energy different appliances and actions use, you can modify your behaviour to make savings.

For further energy efficiency advice; including information about financial assistance towards the cost of the measures available from government visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk