Insulate your roof. Insulating your home is a cost efficient way of keeping heat in and energy bills down
Upgrade your boiler, old boilers are less effective at heating your house, increasing energy wastage and bills.
Test and measure your energy use, identify the power guzzling appliances in your home.
Don't overfill the kettle when making a cup of tea. Only fill and boil what you need, this will save you money on your energy costs too. A gas kettle is far more energy efficient than even an Eco Kettle.
Only use the washing machine and the dishwasher when you can put on a full load. It wastes both water and energy to run only a half full machine.
Keep cool water in the fridge so that you do not need to run water down the sink to have a cold drink.
Fit water saving device in your cistern to save when flushing, this can save you up to 3 litres a flush.
Think before throwing used water down the drain, e.g. water in a pan after cooking, this could be reused for watering plants around the house when cooled down, or in the garden.
Fix any dripping tap, you can waste 90 litres a week which will cost a lot more than what might just be the price of a new washer.
Take a short shower rather than a bath could save you up to 400 litres a week. If you do have baths, just half fill them.
Turn off tap while cleaning your teeth, shaving or washing your face. You can waste up to 9 litres a minute by just letting the water pour down the sink
Items left on standby use up to 85% of the energy they would use if fully switched on
Electric tumble dryers are commonly the second biggest energy user in the home, after the fridge. Avoid using the dryer so often by line drying clothes whenever possible or using an indoor clothes dryer when the weather is bad.
In most homes, approx 10-15% of the electricity bill is for lighting. Low energy bulbs last over 10 times longer and use up to 4 times less energy than regular bulbs.
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