Energy Saving Tips

Around the home

  • Swap to energy saving lightbulbs
  • Turn off lights when you leave a room
  • Switch off or unplug chargers when not in use
  • Avoid portable heaters
  • Compare your energy supplier
  • Use a water saving shower head
  • Turn pressure down on power shower
  • Close internal doors and windows in colder periods
  • Close curtains at night to keep heat in
  • Make sure your radiators are not blocked by furniture or covered with clothing
  • Install draught excluders
  • Turn down your thermostat by as little as 1°C
  • During colder periods, keep your heating continuously on low instead of turning it on/off

Kitchen

  • Use lids on pots and pans when cooking
  • Only boil as much water as you require in the kettle
  • Bake a few meals at once instead of using oven multiple times
  • Leave oven door open after use to allow heat into room (if safe to do so)
  • Let hot food cool before putting in fridge/freezer
  • Use the right size of pan for each cooker ring
  • Cut food into smaller pieces to speed up cooking time
  • Keep fridge/freezer doors shut
  • Freezers work more efficiently when they are full
  • Defrost your freezer regularly
  • Buy energy efficient appliances
  • Use a 30-40°C cycle on washing machine
  • Air dry clothes instead of using a tumble dryer
  • Fill the washing machine before use
  • Fill the dishwasher before use