Ten ways to cut your energy bills

A recent article in The Telegraph outlined 10 ways to cut your energy bills, we’ve summarised them below:

  1. Turn your thermostat down – reducing the room temperature by 1C could cut your heating bills by up to 10% and typically saves around £60 per year.
  2. Is your water too hot?  Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60C/140F.
  3. Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping and check for draughts around your windows and doors.
  4. Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
  5. Don’t leave appliances on standby and don’t leave laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily.
  6. Fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher – one full load uses less energy than two half loads.
  7. Only boil as much water as you need when using an electric kettle.
  8. Fix leaking taps and make sure they’re fully turned off when not in use.
  9. Use energy saving light bulbs.
  10. Do a home energy check – visit Energy Saving Trust for more information.

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