Turn it off at the wall
Electrical appliances like your TV or coffee machine are still using energy even when they’re on standby. Before you go to bed, check your home for the red standby light and switch the appliance off at the wall.
Only charge your electronic devices when they need it. Even when they’re fully charged, your mobile phone and toothbrush are still using energy if they’re plugged in.
Keep it at 30
Washing and drying your clothes at 30 degrees will still give you great results, whilst saving you money. When the sun’s shining, drying your clothes outside and leaving your dryer off could increase your savings even further.
Let’s get washing
If you’re lucky enough to have dishwasher, always make sure it’s full before turning it on. Also cutting out just one cycle per week will help you make a saving.
You probably wouldn’t notice if you turned your thermostat down by 1 degree until your energy bill arrives! Making this small change could save you pounds each year. Also remember if you’re off on a winter holiday, setting your thermostat to a low setting will provide protection from freezing pipes at minimum cost.
Know your shower
Whilst we all like a nice relaxing soak in the tub, a shower is more energy efficient than a bath and can save money as there’s less hot water to hear. And the shorter the shower, the bigger the savings.
Remember though, some power showers can use as much water as it takes to fill a bath, so investing in an energy efficient shower head is a great way to make savings whilst still enjoying an invigorating shower.
Filling your kettle with just the amount of water you need will not only mean it boils faster, you’ll use less energy too.
See the light
Energy saving or LED lightbulbs are a great way to save money on your electric bill, and they last longer too!
A smart meter can show you how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence, in near real time, and bring an end to estimated bills as they’ll automatically send us your meter readings. They can help you be more aware of how you use energy, allowing you to easily make small change to save money on your bill.