Looking after the pennies the pounds look after themselves
Big Energy savings week has highlighted the need to check that you aren't paying too much for your monthly bills.
With the every increasing energy costs these small everyday energy saving hacks could help reduce your bills -
Use a timer on your central heating system.
Set heating and hot water to come on only when required.
If you have a hot water tank, set the cylinder thermostat to 60ºC (140ºF).
Use energy-saving light bulbs.
If using a kettle, only boil the water you need.
Don’t leave appliances on standby or laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows.
Check for draughts, and seal gaps around doors with draft excluders.
Always turn off the light when you leave a room.
When washing up and washing or drying by machine, try to fully load the appliance. One full load uses less energy than two half loads.
Turn taps off properly – in a single week, a dripping hot tap can waste enough hot water to fill half a bath
Check and see if you qualify for a warm home discount gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme.
If you need any further help click the link below for the citizens advice energy compare site.