Energy saving tips for your home
Our guide to simple and easy ways to cut your bills for gas and electricity in your home.
Switch your energy supplier or tariff
The Office for Gas and Electricity Markets recommends a number of websites where you can switch your energy company and fix the price for up to two years. You could save up to £300 if you switch suppliers. For more details visit www.goenergyshopping.co.uk or try our Snap Your Bill service.
Set your heating controls
Setting the timer on your heating controls can stop you from wasting energy when you are asleep or not in your home.
Turn off lights and appliances
Turning off lights and appliances when you’re not using them can save you up to 20% off your electricity bill. Appliances left on standby cost between £50 and £90 per year
Install low energy light bulbs
Replacing your traditional lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs will save you a lot of money on your electricity bills. LED lightbulbs are more expensive to buy than traditional bulbs, but last a lot longer and use far less electricity, so will save you money in the long run.
Take regular meter readings
If you don’t have a smart meter and you meter has not been read for a while, your bills will be estimated. This can result in you accumulating energy debt or paying more than you should be. Taking regular readings and submitting them to your energy provider will ensure that your bills are accurate.