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

Helpful guides

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.

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