As it's Energy Saving Week, here are some top tips for saving you energy, and money, at home.
Top tips for saving you energy, and money, around your home
Turn off lights (that have energy saving light bulbs!) when you leave the room
If you turn the heating on, make sure you close the windows so heat doesn’t escape
Turn off the heating in rooms you aren't using and close the door behind you to keep the heat where it's needed
Turning your thermostat down by 1 degree can save up to £75 per year
Stand-by buttons use electricity so make sure you turn electrical appliances completely off
Unless you really need to wash clothes in hot water, use your washing machine’s coolest temperature cycle – and always put in a full load
Rather than automatically filling the kettle each time you make a cup of tea, only boil as much water as you need
Rather than tumble drying clothes, hang things on a clothes horse instead
Water-efficient shower heads reduce the amount of hot water but can still feel strong
Spending one minute less in the shower can save you up to £90 per year
When you’re brushing your teeth or shaving, only turn the tap on when you need water – you can waste up to six litres a minute if you leave it running!
Don’t charge phones, etc overnight – make sure you unplug when devices are charged up.
Also, the Energy Saving Trust is a great online resource where you can find lots of ideas for saving money on your bills. The savings you can make in each area all add up so why not check it out and see how you can cut costs.
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