Energy saving tips for your home

  • When you boil a kettle, only use as much water as you need
  • Turn appliances off at the wall – don’t leave them on standby
  • Use energy-saving light bulbs
  • Defrost your freezer regularly
  • Fill that cavity! Cavity wall insulation can cut around £115 off your heating bill each year
  • Get draught excluders for outside doors, windows, and letterboxes
  • Replace all your old windows with double glazing – it could save you around £135 each year
  • If your electric central heating is more than 15 years old, look into replacing it with new high-efficiency electric heaters and storage heaters
  • Slip an insulating jacket on your hot water tank – you could save around £35 a year
  • When using your washing machine, never set it higher than 30˚
  • Always install the most efficient heaters you can afford – the long-term benefits may be more significant than any savings on your initial purchase