Energy saving tips
Saving energy is good for the environment and saves you money.
Heating your home
- Close your curtains when it’s dark. Tuck them behind radiators to keep heat inside the home.
- Open your curtains on sunny days to let the sun heat your home.
- Close doors to keep heat in each room.
- Tumble dryers use a lot of energy. Dry clothes outside where you can. Avoid drying on radiators. Use a clothes airer in a well-ventilated room if you need to dry clothes indoors.
Reducing water usage
- Washing machines use less water on an economy setting.
- Dishwashers are expensive to run. Use only when full and on an economy setting.
- Having a shower is cheaper than having a bath.
- Fix dripping taps.
- Do not leave water running. Use a plug or washing up bowl.
- Boil only the amount of water you need.
- Turn off lights when they are not needed.
- Unplug non-essential electrical items when not in use, such as chargers and the TV.
In the kitchen
- Use pan lids and the correct hob size to minimise heat loss.
- Keep fridge freezers away from heat. Keep the backs clear and free of dust to allow them to run efficiently.
- Defrost your freezer when you notice a build-up of ice. How to defrost your freezer (Which?)
Last reviewed by Scope on: 24/03/2021
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