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Energy saving tips

Saving energy is good for the environment and saves you money.

Heating your home

  • Close curtains when it’s dark. Tuck them behind radiators to keep heat inside the home.
  • Open your curtains on sunny days, letting the sun naturally heat the home.
  • Close doors to keep heat in each room.
  • Dry clothes outside where possible. Avoiding 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 economy setting.
  • Dishwashers are expensive to run. Use only when full and on economy setting.
  • Having a shower is more economic than having a bath.
  • Fix a dripping hot water tap.
  • Do not leave water running. Use a plug or washing up bowl.
  • Boil only the amount of water you need to make a cup of tea.

Saving electricity

  • Turn off lights when not in use.
  • Unplug non-essential electrical items, such as chargers and the TV.

In the kitchen

  • Use pan lids when cooking and use the correct hob size.
  • Chop food into smaller pieces, allowing it to cook quicker.
  • Use the microwave rather than the oven when you can.
  • Keep fridge freezers away from heat. Keep the backs clear and free of dust to allow them to run efficiently.
  • Defrost your freezer regularly.

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Last reviewed by Scope on: 10/11/2020

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