Better habits, lower energy, happier planet

With colder temperatures approaching, and energy bills potentially rising, it can be worrying. However, before you start taking any drastic measures, starting small can surprisingly do wonders. If you’re consistent with all these easy-to-do steps, you’ll soon see how much you really can save.

A woman air drying her clothes.

1

Switch off lights

Leaving the room? Switch that light off.

2

Turn appliances off standby

Leaving your appliances on standby means it’s still using energy.

3

Close your curtains

Drawing the curtains or closing the blinds after sundown will help to keep warmth in.

4

Wash cold

You can reduce your energy by using colder water.

5

Clean fridge

Just cleaning the coils can reduce the amount of energy your fridge uses by up to 30%.

6

Air dry your clothes

Not only will this save you energy, but the fabric will last longer and look crisper.

A man switching to LED light bulbs.

Even better

Taken all the actions above and still worried? We believe everyone deserves peace of mind, which is why we’ve come up with more energy wins that not only reduce your bills, but also help the environment.

7

Insulation

Insulating your floors, walls, ceilings and loft can help massively with improving energy efficiency in your home.

8

Double glazed windows

This is one of the most effective ways to improve energy efficiency.

9

Install a smart meter

Removing the unpredictability of estimated billing, ensuring you pay for exactly what you use.

10

Using efficient appliances

Helps to both improve the energy rating of your home and save you money.

11

Boiler upgrade

An efficient boiler is the number one priority for improving energy efficiency.

12

Switch to LEDs

Making the switch to LED light bulbs offers significant energy savings

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