Avoid using standby on electrical devices Device’s on standby mode can use almost as much energy as when they are being used. To help with this we have standby saver plugs which turn devices off from your remote.
Reduce showering time by one minute Showers are some of the most energy-hungry appliances in our homes. Reducing the amount of time, you are in the shower will help you save energy and water.
Replace one bath a week with a shower Baths use up far more water than showers (about two and a half times more). Showers are even more efficient if you use a shower aerator.
Wash up in a bowl rather than the sink A washing-up bowl takes less water to fill which will save you money.
Turn the thermostat down by one degree This could reduce your heating bill by up to 10%. You can use thermostats and Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs) to keep the rooms you use most warm while saving energy.
Turn off lights that are not being used It’s always best to turn off lights that aren’t being used, even if only for a short time. This is even more important if you have any older, less energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Wash clothes at 30°C Reducing the temperature of your wash from 40°C to 30°C could cost you 40% less. A cooler wash helps keep clothes looking newer for longer.
Only boil as much water as needed Two-thirds of people overfill their kettle, often boiling twice as much as needed. Boiling only as much as you need means your kettle will boil quicker too!
Dry clothes outside Tumble dryers are amongst the most energy-intensive appliances in the home. Drying clothes outside could reduce the amount of condensation in your home and can help reduce issues with dampness and mold.
Maximise washing loads Ensuring that your washing machine or dishwasher is always full before you put it on means you will have to do fewer washes. These appliances use the same amount of energy regardless of how full they are.
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