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How can I save money on my household energy bills?

How to save money on your energy bills.

Our Switch and Save project aims to help both tenants and residents save money on their gas and electricity bills by switching their energy provider. Please phone OneCALL 0345 8 507 507 to speak to our Sustainability Team if you would like more information.

You can also visit our Cash Wise website which is full of useful information around energy saving and ways to help make your money go further.

Follow our tips below to save yourself money on your energy bills.

  • Close windows before turning on your radiators and make sure curtains or furniture are not in front of radiators.
  • Set your heating to turn off one hour before you leave the house and turn on just half an hour before you return. This will mean heat is not wasted on an empty house.
  • Putting clothes on a radiator to dry stops heat reaching the rest of the room and creates damp air in your home that could cause condensation.
  • Energy saving light bulbs can cut costs. They can be more expensive to buy but last over 10 times longer and use four times less energy. One bulb uses the equivalent of £9 less energy a year than a regular light bulb.
  • Turn lights off when you leave a room.
  • Wash your clothes at 30 or 40 degrees Celsius. Modern washing powders and liquids are designed to get clothes clean at this temperature.
  • Put a lid on your saucepan to reduce the amount of heat that escapes.
  • An ordinary shower uses just two fifths of the water for a bath. In contrast, power showers use as much water as a bath and sometimes more.
  • Turning the tap off when you clean your teeth can save around five litres of water every time.
  • Don't use remotes to switch off the TV, DVD or stereo, this leaves the appliance running on standby. Items left on standby use up to 85% of the energy they would if fully switched on costing you on average an extra £37 a year.
  • Turning the thermostat down by one degree and lowering the temperature on TRV's could save you as much as £50 a year and reduce the carbon footprint.
  • Switch the socket off where you can and take out the plug to save up to 6% on your energy bills.

 

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