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Tips for saving money and energy

We’re all responsible for the energy we use in our homes.

Take a look at The Energy Saving Trusts quick tips below and see how you could save up to £375 a year* on your bills. Click on the tip to see more information.

Tip 1

Switch off standby

Tip 2

Draught-proof gaps

Tip 3

Turn off the lights

Tip 4

Wash at 30 degrees

Tip 5

Avoid the tumble drier

Tip 6

Spend less time in the shower

Tip 7

Swap a bath for a shower

Tip 8

Be savvy in the kitchen

Tip 9

Use a slow cooker

Tip 10

Make your home more energy efficient

Tip 11

Only run a full dishwasher

Tip 12

Watch your smart meter in-home display

*savings are for a typical three-bedroom, gas-heated home in Great Britain, using a gas price of 7.4p/kWh and electricity price of 28.3p/kWh (based on April 2022 price cap). Water savings are based on average occupancy.

This household is projected to spend a total £1,970 on energy annually, including standing charge.

See The Energy Saving Trusts website for more information.

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