Energy saving tips
To help you save as much energy and money as possible we've put together some quick tips on simple ways to cut down your energy usage. By following these tips and monitoring your energy usage through a smart meter and our online monitoring tools, you can cut your energy usage significantly, reducing costs and making a positive impact on global issues such as climate change.
Our top tips to help you save energy
Don't leave the TV on standby! This also applies to DVD players, stereos and computers. To cut down on wasted energy, avoid leaving appliances on standby and remember not to leave mobile phones, MP3 players and laptops on charge unnecessarily.
Only use what you need Only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need, but remember to cover the element if you're using an electric kettle. For washing machines, tumble driers and dishwashers always aim for a full load if you can't use a half-load or economy programme.
Use energy efficient light bulbs Trade your ordinary light bulbs for energy saving ones. Energy efficient light bulbs last 12 times longer and for each bulb you fit, you can save up to £9 on your annual electricity bill.
Tame your heating and save 10% Is your heating on too high? The most important thing is to keep warm in winter, but turning your thermostat down by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10%. And if you're going away for winter, leave the thermostat on a low setting to provide protection from freezing at minimum cost. By making a small adjustment to your heating you could save around £30 a year.
Don't let your heating escape Double-glazing cuts heat loss through windows by 50% and could reduce your heating bill by up to £40 a year. Just closing your curtains at dusk will stop heat escaping through windows.