Switch off appliances on standby
Did you know that you can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode?
Almost all electrical and electronic appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming. You may want to consider getting a standby saver which allows you to turn all your appliances off standby in one go, saving you time and money.
Always check the instructions for any appliances you aren’t sure about. Some satellite and digital TV recorders may need to be left plugged in so they can keep track of any programmes you want to record.
Look around your kitchen
You can save around £36 a year from your energy bill just by using your kitchen appliances more carefully:
Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save up to £25 a year in energy bills.
Cutback your washing machine use by just one cycle per week and save £5 a year on energy.
Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need each time and save around £6 a year.
Take control of your heating
More than half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water.
Did you know that by installing a room thermostat, a programmer and thermostatic radiator valves and using these controls efficiently could save you around £75 a year?
If you already have a full set of controls, turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can save around £75 a year.