Saving energy at home
Small changes can make a big impact
There are many things you can do to reduce how much energy you use at home. Simple changes could help you reduce your energy usage and save you money.
Simple steps you can take
Some ways you can reduce how much energy you use at home.
Turn it off
When your TV or computer is on standby, it is using electricity. Turn off these devices to reduce the energy you use and save money.
Adjust your heating
Turn down the heating in your home by one degree to save on the energy you use.
Energy savings bulbs
When you replace a lightbulb, change to an energy saving bulb. These bulbs provide the same amount of light yet use less power.
Wash clothes at a lower temperature
Reducing the temperature on your washing machine to 30 degrees can get clothes just as clean and is better for the environment. Check if your washing machine has an eco mode that will use less water and less energy.
Get a smart meter
They don’t directly cut down your energy consumption however smart meters help you understand which appliances use the most energy. This way, you can make an informed decision about what to use and when.
Once you’ve thought about the small changes you can make day-to-day, think about bigger ways to make your home more energy efficient and save you money in the future.