Energy saving ideas around your home

Here are some top tips for using less energy around the home. That means lower bills for you and less impact on the environment.


Drawing your curtains at dusk will stop heat escaping through your windows and reduce cold draughts.

Fridge freezers

Don’t allow more than a small amount of ice to build up in your freezer.


Always run your dishwasher with a full load.

Electrical appliances

Don’t leave the television on standby, and, when boiling your kettle, only use the amount water that you need.


Low energy light bulbs last up to 10 times longer and cost about 80% less to use than standard bulbs.


Cook your vegetables with just enough water to cover them.


Don’t dry clothes on the radiators as covering them will lower the temperature of the room.


Turn down your central heating thermostat by 10C. You could save up to 10% on your fuel bill.

Water Heating

Don’t wash your hands under a running tap. Put the plug in