Energy Efficiency Advice

Here are just some of the ideas to help you save money on your energy bills, and The Energy Savings Trust have lots of extra information that can help you reduce your energy consumption.  They offer free impartial advice to homes and business on how to save energy.

 

How to contact the Energy Savings Advice Service:

Contact TypeEngland & WalesScotland
Phone0300 123 12340808 808 2282
Websitehttp://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland
Emailenergy-advice@est.org.uk

 

Insulating your home

A third of the cost of heating your home is lost through the walls, so insulating them is the best way to save energy in the home. Installing cavity wall insulation can save you up to £160* per year on your heating bills. Check your loft insulation, as the Energy Saving Trust recommends having 27 centimetres of insulation installed in your loft to get the maximum benefits.

 

Draught proof your home

According to the Energy Saving Trust, draught proofing windows and doors in your home could save a between £25-£50* per year.

 

Don’t leave appliances on standby

UK households spend an average of £30* leaving appliances on standby, so make sure to switch yours off at the plug.

 

Choose your lighting carefully

Replacing just one old light bulb with an energy saving one or LED lighting can cut lighting costs by up to £35* a year. Turning off your lights when they are not in use can save more, up to £13* a year on your energy bills.

 

Replace your old boiler

About 60%* of what you spend on your energy bills in a year is through your boiler, so upgrading to an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler could make a noticeable difference.

 

Turn down your thermostat

Turning it down by 1 degree could cut your heating bills by up to 10% and save you around £85* a year. You can also cut your heating bills by installing certain heating controls. If you don’t already have a room thermostat, installing one could save up to £70* a year.

 

Spend less time in the shower

Spending one minute less in the shower each day will save up to £7* off your energy bills each year, per person. With a water meter this could save a further £12* off annual water and sewerage bills. If everyone in a four-person family did this, it would lead to a total saving of £80* a year.

 

*Please note that all these savings figures are sourced from the Energy Saving Trust.