Energy saving advice

Energy saving advice

At Electricity North West we partner with energy efficiency advice services to help our customers save money on household bills. Whether that's ensuring you're on the best available tariff or advising you on cost saving measures in your home. This is a free service we offer to all customers on our priority services register.

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Or take a look at our energy saving tips below.

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.

You can also get a personal energy saving action plan from The Energy Saving Trust or download our energy saving advice leaflet.

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.

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Draught excluders

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.

Washing up

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.

Smart meter

Switch to a smart meter to keep track of your energy spending.

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Our DSO video - The new world of electricity

Smart Street

Electricity North West’s pioneering energy saving project which could see customers save up to £60* a year on electricity bills and help the UK move towards a low carbon economy. Click below to read how Electricity North West will be the first network in the UK to reduce its voltage to save you money.

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