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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.

  1. 01

    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.

  2. 02

    Adjust your heating

    Turn down the heating in your home by one degree to save on the energy you use.

  3. 03

    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.

  4. 04

    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.

  5. 05

    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.

Go bigger!


Wall and loft insulation stops heat escaping and can make your home warmer, meaning you’ll spend less heating it up. Check if you’re available for any government schemes and make sure you get the work carried out by a registered trades-person.

Add solar panels

A great way to power your home which is energy efficient. To get an idea of what they cost, ask a registered professional to check your home. It will cost to get them installed however you could save money on your energy bills each year.

Be more efficient

Solar panels might not be an option so you can look at swapping to an energy efficient boiler. Ask your local plumber for more information.