Around 40% of energy in our region is used in the home. You could make a real difference in the fight against climate change by being more energy efficient or by installing low carbon technologies such as solar panels.
Below are some simple steps you can take to help reduce your energy bills.
Fitting draught excluders in your home could save you £20 a year.
Change your light bulbs
Using energy saving light bulbs could save you around £35 a year. Turning your lights off when you're not using them will also save you around £14.
Wash at 30°C
Doing a full load of washing at 30°C could save you £6 a year. Save another £30 by line drying instead of using a tumble dryer.
Turn it off
You can save around £30 a year just by turning your appliances off standby mode. Most appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming.
Less time in the shower
You can save £7 a year on your energy bill just by spending one minute less in the shower each day. Fit a water meter and you could save another £12.
Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need and save £6 a year.
Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £25 a year in energy bills.
Turn it down
Turning your heating down by just 1°C can save you as much as £75 per year.
Switch to a smart meter to keep track of your energy spending.
Next steps on your energy efficiency journey
Here's where to go for more advice on making your home more energy efficient.