Reduce your energy bill and your impact on the environment

With us all using more and more electrical appliances (the average household in the UK has between 40 and 50 electrical appliances), it’s worth considering how to reduce their energy consumption.

1.     An old favourite – heating water uses a lot of energy. So when filling the kettle, for example, only put in as much water as you will need.

2.     Certain appliances (such as your television) will use energy when not in use when they are still switched on at the plug. So, avoid leaving appliances on standby. The average UK household spends £30 a year powering appliances left in standby mode!

3.     Set your washing machine at 30°C if you can – and avoid partial loads. Both will save you money!

4.     Lighting accounts for around 18% of a household’s electricity. Changing lighting use is one of the easiest ways to save money.

5.     Energy saving lightbulbs will typically use 75% less electricity than traditional bulbs to generate the same level of light.