Staying at Home? Hear our Top Energy Saving Tips!

 

11 February 2021

Tackling climate change is one of the biggest global challenges we face. In the past year, we’ve all spent a lot more time at home. And whilst this can have great environmental benefits (such as lower fuel usage for travel) it can also mean an increase in energy and water usage at home.

But, don’t fret! Our Energy and Environment Team have pulled together their top tips to help you:

Check your supplier deals!

It’s always worth checking if you’re getting the best deal available with your current gas and electricity supplier.
 
If you’ve not switched in a while, you may be paying more than you need to. Comparison sites such as Compare the Market, Money Supermarket, uSwitch or Which? are great at helping compare tariffs!
 
Throw those curtains wide!

Letting in natural light will not only stop you wasting energy and money on powering desk lamps - it could also improve your mood! When those dark nights draw in, why not try switching to LED lightbulbs? Did you know, this can save you up to £50 a year on energy bills?

Switch off devices you’re not using!

For many of us, spending more time at home means using a range of electronic devices to connect with our family and friends. But, make sure you switch off and unplug your devices and chargers when you’re not using them to save yourself electricity! .
 
Layer up! 

Being at home during the winter months can be a bit of a chilling experience. Try to resist the temptation to turn the heating up and instead put on some extra layers to keep warm, or, even better - go for a walk and get the blood flowing!
 
If you receive certain benefits, you could be entitled to a Cold Weather Payment. Payments are made if the average temperature in your area is recorded or forecasted to be zero degrees or less for 7 consecutive days.
 
 
We hope these tips help you! If you’d like a visit or phone call from an energy adviser, please get in touch using our easy online form
 
For more tips, check out our money saving tips for more information.