We have put together a list of the top 10 tips for saving energy in your home or workplace.
Putting these tips into practice will prevent you from wasting energy, reduce energy bills and save money.
- Use energy saving light bulbs. They last 10 times as longer than ordinary bulbs and use less electricity, saving you £££!
- Only boil as much water as you need when boiling the kettle. On average we boil twice as much water as we need costing us extra £££.
- Don’t leave appliances on standby. This includes washing machine, dishwasher, TV, PC, DVD player etc. And don’t leave laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily – once fully charged, unplug and stop using electricity unnecessarily.
- When using the washing machine, dishwasher or tumble dryer, fill it as much as possible rather than running half loads for double the number of times.
- Always turn the lights off when you leave the room.
- Defrost fridges and freezers regularly to maintain their efficiency.
- Close your curtains during the hours of darkness to trap the heat in the room and prevent it from escaping through the windows.
- Take showers rather than baths – showers use less water and therefore use less energy to heat the water needed.
- Turn your thermostat down by one degree and you could save up to £65 per year. Energy Saving Trust 2012
- Check the thermostat on your water cylinder it should be no more than 60 degrees. EDF Energy 2012