How to get energy fit in 7 steps

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Posted 14/02/2018 by E.ON

Your New Year’s resolutions may have fallen by the wayside, but while you can’t get your money back on that ill-fated gym membership, you can start to recuperate the costs in other ways. 

A good way is to get energy fit. It may not burn as many calories as the gym, but it’ll help you save a few pounds in the pocket. With that in mind, here are 7 quick ways to make sure you’re getting the most for your energy.

1. Pick the right equipment

First and foremost, it’s important to make sure you have good equipment. Being energy-fit means being energy efficient.

Smart thermostats such as tado° are clever little devices that use your phone’s location to control your heating, making sure energy isn’t wasted. It can also show you how warm your home is, when your heating’s on and how much you’re saving.

2. Do a light circuit

Circuit training has boomed in popularity over the last few years. But instead of doing a circuit in the gym, why not try one in your home to see what sort of lightbulbs you currently use?

Modern LED lightbulbs are much cheaper to run than incandescent, halogen and older energy saving (CFL) bulbs, and they also have a much longer average lifespan, so make the switch to them as soon as you can.

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3. Don’t forget to warm up

A few home improvements can make all the difference to your energy bills. Insulation is like wrapping a great big blanket around your home helping keep it warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Replacing your windows, draught-proofing or even investing in a new boiler can all contribute towards a more energy-efficient household.

After all, keeping the warmth inside will ultimately mean you’re able to turn down the heating. It’ll improve the energy-efficiency rating of your home, too.

4. Save time with a smart meter

Smart meters read themselves, giving you one less job to do. This also means we’ll have the most accurate data about your energy use, so you’ll never get an estimated bill again either.

Check if you’re eligible and book a smart meter installation. You’ll be saving yourself time in future, and have more power to reduce your energy costs.

5. Think digital

There’s lots of ways to save you time and effort in your energy workout. If you haven’t already, then take a minute to set yourself up with an online account and download our app. It’s completely free, and means you can manage your energy account more efficiently – you can login whenever, and have complete visibility of what you’re using.

Once you’re setup, you’ll also save up to £10 off your bills every year thanks to paperless billing.

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6. Start refuelling efficiently

Fuelling your home in the most energy-efficient way doesn’t just help the environment; it can also save you money.

Take a little time reading up on the ways you can generate and store renewable energy yourself, like solar panels. With solar solutions, you can create your own cheaper, cleaner energy that saves you money on your energy bills and lets you be more independent from the grid.

7. Track your progress

Having a plan and tracking your progress is the best way to stay on top of your energy goals in the long run.

E.ON See helps you easily view how much energy you’re using, how this compares to your previous use, and where you can make changes to help you use and spend less in future.

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