Energy saving advice
Are you spending a lot of money on your energy bills?
The cost of gas, electricity and water can add up. With energy prices rising constantly, we understand just how much this can put a strain on day-to-day living.
Useful tips on how you can save money by making some small changes.
- Switch energy supplier or tariff – save money by simply changing your tariff or switching to another energy supplier. Price comparison websites can help you compare the different energy deals available. Find out more on the Citizens Advice website.
- Turn your thermostat down – Reducing the temperature in your home by just 1°C could cut your heating bills and doing so can save you up to 10% a year. If you have a timer, set your heating to come on only when required rather than all the time.
- Switch off unused appliances– Electrical items, such as TVs, have a standby mode that they go into when they are not in use, but they are still using electricity and costing you money. Remember not to leave laptops and mobile phones on charge when you do not need to.
- Shop around - When buying white goods, such as a fridge or washing machine, choose one with a high energy-efficiency rating. This will save you money in the long run.
- Use less water – Only boil the water you need when using the kettle. Have a shower instead of a bath, do not leave taps running and only use the washing machine and dishwasher when you have a full load.