Top 10 Tips to save Energy in your Home

  1. Turn off lights when you leave the room and invest in low energy bulbs.
  2. Try not to overheat the room.  The recommended temperatures are 21oC in the main living room and 18oC in other rooms.  A 1oC decrease in room temperature can reduce your fuel bills by up to 10%.
  3. Don’t leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave laptops and phone chargers on charge unnecessarily.
  4. Have a shower instead of a bath – you can have five 5 minute showers for the cost of a bath.  This saves water as well as energy.
  5. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping.  If you have radiators under your window, make sure your curtains don’t cover them.
  6. Don’t overfill kettles – just boil the amount you need.
  7. Always wash a full load and spin dry clothes before tumble drying.
  8. Defrost your freezer regularly and don’t put warm or hot food straight into the fridge or freezer – let it cool first.
  9. When buying a new appliance, choose the most energy efficient – ‘A’ is the best, ‘G’ is the worst.
  10. If your hot water tank has a thermostat set it to 60oC.