Reduce your energy bills
Tips to save you energy and money
There are several free or low-cost ways to make your home more energy-efficient. Not only will this help reduce your carbon footprint, but it can also save you money on your energy bills.
We’ll highlight some tips that could help you save energy and potentially money on your bills.
Switch off standby
Did you know that by turning off standby on things like your TV and other appliances, you could save about £55* a year? This is because appliances that are left on standby still use energy, which can add up over time. If walking around the house turning each plug off seems like too much of a hassle, you can always buy a smart plug that lets you turn all your appliances off at the same time. Job done!
Turn off your lights
If you want to save about £25* per year, then you should start turning your lights off when you’re not using them or when you leave a room. This might not seem like much, but every penny counts.
Wash your clothes at 30 degrees
Washing your clothes at 30 degrees can reduce your energy bill by about £14* per year. You could also consider reducing your washing use by one run per week. This can save energy and water, making it an eco-friendly choice.
Use clothes racks
Using a clothes rack to dry your washing instead of a dryer can be a great little money saver. Just make sure the room that your rack is in is well-ventilated. This handy hack can save you about £60* a year. Not only will this save you money, but it can also help extend the life of your clothes as excessive drying can damage the fibers.
Only boil what you need
Most of us are guilty of filling the kettle to maximum capacity, even when we only need a cup or two of hot water. But if you just boil what you need, you could save £11* a year. Plus, you won’t need to wait as long for that much-needed cup of tea.
By following these simple tips, you could make a total saving of £165 a year. These tips are for anyone looking to save energy and money. Remember, even small changes can make a big difference. For more information about energy and bills, visit our dedicated energy and bills page.
*Figures taken from Energy Saving Trust.