Energy Saving Tips
We’ve been working with Energy Saving Trust to create Healthy Home Top Tips to help you save energy and maintain a healthy home.
Uswitch have also put together 103 energy-saving tips for your home. Tips that can help significantly reduce your household energy usage, in turn saving on your energy bills. These include;
- Turning your thermostat down by just a single degree can save you as much as £60 per year, and you probably won’t feel the difference.
- Use energy-efficient lightbulbs like LEDs or compact fluorescents rather than the commonly-used incandescent types. LEDs in particular use a quarter of the energy of incandescents and can last up to 25 times longer.
- Rather than boiling water directly on the hob, it’s quicker and more energy-efficient to use the kettle to boil water and transfer it to a pan on the hob for steaming and boiling.
- If you’re using the kettle to boil water, avoid overfilling it – this could save £11 a year on your electricity bills.
- Where possible, use a cold water or 30°C cycle. It’s only for particularly dirty clothes that you are likely to need warmer temperatures, and you can save energy (and around £28 per year) by limiting the hot water you use.
- Use a shower timer to help you save water and money by cutting time off every shower. A four-minute shower could save an average household £70 a year on energy bills.
- Move your furniture away from radiators on the wall to enable warm air to flow more easily and efficiently around the room
- You can install reflector panels behind your radiators so less warmth gets lost through the wall.
You can also find out more information on saving energy and keeping your home healthy by checking out our Healthy Home video and Handbook on our Healthy Home webpage here.
Energy Advice Support
For free energy saving advice in your area;
Cumbria – please refer to Cold to Cosy Homes
Lancashire – please refer to Green Rose
North Yorkshire – please refer to Warm & Well in North Yorkshire
Electricity North West in collaboration with Citizens Advice and Energy Savings Trust also offers a wealth of support from energy efficiency advice, debt advice to benefit checks, though there website – Home – Take Charge Campaign (takechargetoday.co.uk)