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Energy Saving Advice

Energy Savings Advice

Changing a few of your energy habits can make your home more energy efficient – and keep your bills down.

Start using these energy saving tips energy saving ideas around your home.

Heating Tips

  • Set your heating to go off 30 minutes before you leave the house, and come on again 30 minutes before you expect to return
  • Turn the room thermostat down by 1 degree. This can save you around Β£30 a year
  • Make sure your radiators are not obstructed by curtains or furniture
  • Draw your curtains at dusk to help keep the heat generated inside your rooms
  • Insulate your loft space and consider cavity wall insulation too

Electrical Appliances

  • Use energy efficient light bulbs which use less energy and last up to ten times longer than standard bulbs
  • Turn off household appliances such as microwaves, TVs, videos, music systems, and computers when not in use, as they continue to use energy when they are left on standby

Refrigeration

  • Don’t leave the fridge door open and try to avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge as this increases the energy required to keep the contents cold
  • Defrost your fridge frequently and check the door seals. Avoid putting your fridge next to heat generating appliances such as an oven or boiler. If possible, keep the freezer in a cool room or garage

Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers and Dishwashers

  • Use a low temperature setting and only wash full loads or use a half-load or economy programme
  • In summer, dry your clothes outside rather than using a tumble dryer
  • When drying your clothes indoors, use a clothes rail instead of a radiator as this stops the heat from reaching the rest of the room
  • Modern dishwashers use less energy and water than washing up by hand

Cooking

  • Use a pan which is the same size as the cooker ring to prevent heat loss
  • Use a lid on saucepans where possible, so the contents heat up faster and require less energy
  • Consider using pressure cookers, steamers and microwaves which use less energy

Hot Water

  • When using a kettle, only boil as much water as you need
  • If you live in a hard water area, limescale can affect the efficiency of your kettle. Look out for a build-up of limescale in your kettle and treat with vinegar or descaling solutions
  • Consider turning the thermostat on your hot water tank down to 60 degrees centigrade which is a comfortable temperature for most people and will save on your heating costs
  • If you have a standard shower it will use around 40% of the water required for a bath

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