Energy saving advice
Energy saving guidance from Citizens Advice
You might be able to save money by making your home more energy efficient, for example you could save money by using your central heating effectively, keeping your home warm for longer and making changes so you use less electricity and gas. Watch the video for some helpful short films.
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.