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Energy advice

Tips and advice on how to save energy and money during energy increases.

Radiators/heating

  • Avoid covering radiators with clothing, this can cause damp. It stops the heat warming the room. Use a standoff rail for clothes instead.
  • Adjust your thermostatic radiator valve. By reducing your room thermostat by just 1°C, a change you may not even notice, could potentially cut your heating bill by 10%. Public Health England suggests 18°C as a minimum temperature in your living room.
  • Understand how to use your heating controls.

Bulbs/lighting

  • Use energy saving light bulbs, LED ones are the best
  • Switch lights off when you leave the room if you are not using it

Showers

  • Have a shower (if you have one) instead of filling a bath. Keeping your shower time to four minutes or under and swapping one bath a week, with a four-minute shower can save you money throughout the year.

Appliances

  • Switch appliances off instead of leaving them on standby. They can still consume 75% of the energy they use when turned on.
  • Unplug or turn off chargers even if they are not plugged into a device
  • Only boil as much water as you need, don’t overfill baths, sinks and kettles

Boilers

  • Make sure you have your boiler serviced each year

Don't forget.....

  • Keep doors closed
  • Stop draughts, use, or make a draught excluder
  • Use extra layers of clothing or blankets to stay warm.

Other support

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