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Top Tips to Save Energy & Money

Most of the energy we use comes from fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas and if used at the current rate, will run out within a few generations. Take a look at our top tips for saving energy and money.

Loft

 

Insulate your loft to a depth of at least 270mm which reduces heat loss

Install cavity wall insulation

 

Most heat from homes is lost through walls. Cavity wall insulation (professionally installed) takes under 3 hours keeping your home warm in winter and cool in summer

Draught proofing

 

Eliminate draughts & wasted heat - install a cheap, easy-to-fix brush or PVC seal on exterior doors. Keep letterboxes and keyholes covered. Fill floorboard gaps and skirting boards with newspaper, beading or sealant

Insulate hot water tank

 

Fit a jacket on your tank - this reduces its heat loss by around 75 per cent!

Reduce thermostat by 1 degree

Can cut heating bills by up to 10 per cent!

Windows

 

Close curtains at dusk to stop heat getting out of windows

Lights

 

Always turn off lights when you leave a room

Use energy efficient light bulbs

Compact Fluorescent bulbs last up to 12 times longer and use a fraction of the electricity guzzled by ordinary bulbs.  Preferably, choose LED bulbs

Buy energy efficient appliances

 

Look for Energy Efficiency Recommended Logo as a guide to help you choose the most suitable product

When making a hot drink

Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle) 

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