Being energy efficient can make a big difference to the cost of your energy bill. It doesn’t always need a big investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more.
These are our top tips to help you save money on your energy bills:
Switch off or unplug any chargers or appliances you don’t need on.
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.
Washing at a lower temperature will use less electricity.
Washing at 30ºC rather than 40ºC can save you a third of the cost to run the cycle.
Insulating your home can save you money.
Loft insulation can save up to £140 a year off your energy bills and cavity wall insulation can save up to £160 a year.
Think ahead when setting your heating.
Set your heating to come on 15-30 minutes before you need it on, and off 30 minutes before you go to bed.
If you have storage heaters, make sure you’re using them efficiently.
Keep the input constant at the amount you need, but turn the output down to a minimum when you don’t need the heating on or turn it off at the wall.
Turn the pressure down on the power shower.
A high-pressure power shower is a great luxury to have but you’d be surprised how much water they use – sometimes even more than a bath.
Hang up your laundry.
Air-dry your laundry rather than tumble drying it, particularly if there’s warm or windy weather. What’s more nothing smells better than air-dried clothes.