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Energy Saving Tips

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Follow our tips and advice below for quick and easy ways to save energy, lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint.

Switch off standby by turning off at the plug 🔌

Draught proof windows and doors 🚪

Turn off lights when not in the room 💡

Have a short shower not a bath 🚿🛀

Insulate your water tank, pipes and radiators ♨

Turn your thermostat down 🌡

Use thermostatic valves to turn radiators down 🔽

Bleed your radiators 🔑

Your Energy Guzzling Appliances

Washing machines, dishwashers and tumble dryers account for approximately 14% of a typical energy bill from the power needed to heat the water. Wash clothes at a lower temperature to reduce your energy consumption and try to avoid washing half loads to save water. The same goes for you dishwasher, use the Eco setting if it has one and try to wait until it’s full before putting it on. 🧺🍽

Fridges and freezers account for around 13% of the average household’s energy bill. They need to stay on all the time, so they’re continually drawing power to maintain a constant temperature. To save energy don't leave the door open longer than necessary. Defrost frozen food in your fridge and for optimum energy efficiency, aim to keep your fridge and freezer at least three quarters full and defrosted regularly.🌡🥩🥦

Consumer electronics – laptops, TVs and game consoles account for around 6% of your energy bill. Remember to turn your devices off standby where possible. If you need a new TV, look for the most energy efficient one you can afford, or choose a smaller screen size to save on running costs. A laptop is more energy-efficient than a desktop and monitor set-up. 📺💻🎮

Lighting takes up around 5% of an average home’s total energy bill. You can reduce the amount of energy you use by replacing your bulbs with LEDs. Turn your lights off when you’re not using them or when you leave a room. 💡

Cooking makes up around 4% of your energy through powering kitchen appliances, including the hob, oven, kettle and microwave. Microwaves are more efficient than ovens at cooking, as they only heat the food and not the air space inside. Try to avoid overfilling the kettle so your not heating water you wont use. If you’re using the oven, cook as much as possible in one go to make sure maximum space and heat is being used.🥘🍳👩‍🍳

Keep your bills accurate by submitting regular readings to your energy supplier. If you’re using estimated meter readings, this can result in higher energy bills.🔢

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Jan 11, 2023

Happy New Year to you all

Thank you for the tips


Ella Oragbon
Ella Oragbon
Jan 11, 2023

Happy new year and thanks a million for these very useful tips. much appreciated. Gloria Oragbon

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