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5 Ways To Start Saving Energy In Advance Of Big Energy Saving Week


One of the biggest outgoings for millions of UK householders is the cost of their energy bills, but many of them are paying far too much for energy than they should be doing.

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To communicate this to Britons, Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust will once again jointly be holding Big Energy Saving Week, where they offer energy-related advice and support.

Taking place during the week commencing 20th January, it’s designed to help them save money, but why wait until then if energy costs are causing you financial heartache?

You can be saving money on energy right now by using the 5 energy saving tips we’ve thought up:

  1. Switch to a new energy supplier

You need to shop around for your energy, rather than stick with the same supplier year after year.

If you haven’t switched supplier before, you could be looking at a potential annual saving of £300, and it’s so easy to do.

Get your most recent energy bill and use the information on a price comparison website to find the best deals.

Some will offer a fixed-rate tariff, while others will provide a variable -rate tariff.

Once you have committed to a new supplier, they will sort out the switchover process with your old supplier, which will take around three weeks to complete.

  1. Replace old white goods

Do you have a particularly old washing machine, fridge or dishwasher? Any ageing white goods are expensive to run and should be replaced with modern energy efficient models.

White goods are all labelled with an energy rating, with A+++ being the most energy efficient and D being the least.

Try and buy A+++ if you can as the long-term savings you make will more than cover the initial cost of the appliance.

  1. Knock off the radiators in empty rooms

There is little point in having the radiator turned on in an empty room. If you have a spare bedroom that rarely gets used or you hardly ever spend time in your study, turn off the radiators in these spaces. Do turn them on occasionally though to avoid any possible damp.

Just keep the radiators on in the rooms where you spend most of your time e.g. living room, kitchen.

  1. Don’t overfill or overboil your kettle

Did you know that the kettle is accountable for 6% of the electricity supplied to a British home?

We drink around 165 million cups of tea a day in Britain, with the average person having two to three cups daily.

When making your cuppas, only add as much water to the kettle as you need, and don’t boil the kettle more than once. Only boil it as and when you intend to have a drink.

  1. Ask Eden to install energy efficient windows and doors

According to scientific research, around 40% of heat loss occurs through windows and doors, leaving some properties to feel incredibly cold and draughty in the winter.

All these homes need is double or triple glazed energy efficient windows and doors from a company like Eden Windows.

They will do two things – keep heat in and draughts out.

Have a read of our Windows & Doors brochures to see what replacement window and door styles we offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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