Big Energy Saving Week 2020 is in full swing! We created some graphics for some of our favourite tips to conserve energy, cut your bills, and save you money.
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they should change over to LEDs but only once their current bulbs have come to the end of their life – this is a common misconception! An LED bulb will pay for itself several times over the course of its life, and the running costs are far lower than for a traditional bulb. Read more here, or listen us discuss it on our podcast.
Dryers are huge energy vampires, using an enormous amount of energy for a job that ultimately can be done with air-drying alone. Getting rid of the tumble dryer, or at least limiting its use can make a significant difference to your bills.
Loft insulation is one of the cheapest and most effective ways you can make big changes to your energy bills. While we love natural, sustainable options like sheepswool or recycled insulation, if you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck then fibreglass or mineral wool can be an excellent way to slash your bills.
When your energy tariff ends, most companies will move you on to what is known as a standard variable tariff or default tariff. This is generally the most expensive tariff that they have. That’s why it’s so important to ensure that you are checking your tariff against the others available and making sure you’re getting the best deal.
Most people have them, and if not then you can pick them up here for a few pounds. TRV’s allow us to control which rooms are being heated and how quickly/how much. If you have an empty spare room, make sure the TRV is turned all the way down. Equally, if it’s a room you use a lot and it houses your main thermostat, it will actually work in your favour to crank up the radiator.
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