More than half the population concerned about winter fuel bills

According to uSwitch*, 61% of households are worried about the cost of their energy bills this coming winter.

Here are a few tips from the Energy Saving Trust as to how you can stop wasting energy and save some money in the long run:

  • Turn your thermostat down.  Reducing the room temperature by 1 degree c could cut your heating bills by around 10% per year
  • Close your curtains at night to stop heat escaping and check for draughts around your windows and doors
  • Always turn off lights when you leave a room
  • When making tea or coffee, only fill the kettle with the amount of water you need
  • Don’t leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave mobile phones and laptops recharging unnecessarily
  • Use energy saving lightbulbs, they last 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs

* Source:  Credit Action – November 2010

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