Energy efficiency advice and information
Low cost and no cost energy saving tips
Leaving appliances on stand-by still uses around 50% of electricity - turn them off at the switch.
Turning your room thermostat down by 1ºC could cut your fuel bill by 10% & save around £40 each year.
Fit an insulation jacket to the hot water cylinder, it could save you around £35 a year.
Install cavity wall and loft insulation. Up to 35% of heat is lost through un-insulated walls and 25% is lost through an un-insulated roof. You could save approximately £255 a year on your heating bills!
Replace your light bulbs with energy saving recommended ones. They use 80% less electricity, they can last up to 6 years longer and could equate to a lifetime saving of over £22.
Water needn't be scalding hot. Set your cylinder thermostat to 60°C/140°F.
Defrost freezers regularly to avoid build up of ice which makes the motor work harder.
Don't over fill kettles, only boil as much water as you need but make sure that the elements are covered.
Use the economy setting on your washing machine
We have helpful guides for you to read to improve the energy efficiency of your home below:
You can also contact the council for more information.