Saving energy at home
Small changes with a big impact
There are many things you can do to reduce how much energy you use at home and some of these changes could also help you save money.
Five simple steps you can take
Start small. Here are some ways you can start reducing your energy consumption at home.
Turn it off
Rather than leaving things like your TV and computer on standby, switch them off fully. It’s a small action that can make a difference to the energy you use and the money you spend.
Adjust your heating
Turning the heat down in your home by just one degree can make a big difference to the energy you use. It could also make your heating bill cheaper.
Energy savings bulbs
Next time you’re replacing a lightbulb, switch to an energy saving one. They use less electricity to emit the same amount of light in your home and could help reduce your lighting bills.
Turn down your clothes wash
Turning your clothes wash down to 30 can get clothes just as clean as high temperatures and is better for the environment. You can also check your machine for an eco-mode that will use as little energy as possible.
Get a smart meter
OK, they don’t directly cut down your energy consumption. But 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.