Energy saving advice

Energy saving advice

Using less energy not only directly saves you money on your bill, but it's also better for the environment and reduces network maintenance and investment costs, saving you even more!

There are many ways you can use and produce energy more sustainably, managing your costs and your impact on the environment. These include changes in lighting, appliances, processes and transport, as well as installing renewable or low carbon electricity generation.

Here are our top tips on how to save energy or for more information, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

Use a bowl to wash up rather than running a tap and save £30 a year in energy bills.

Do a full load of washing at 30 - it could save you £30 a year.

Use energy saving light bulbs - they last longer and it could save you around £35 a year.

Fit draught excluders in your home - it could save you £65 a year.

Turn your heating down by just 1°C - you could save as much as £60 a year.

Spend one minute less in the shower each day - you could save £10 a year on your energy bill.

Switch it off! You could save around £30 a year just by turning your appliances off standby mode.

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