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Following increases in energy prices over the last few years, most of us are motivated by the need to reduce our energy bills and save money.
Switch electrical appliances off fully when they’re not in use rather than leaving them on standby, this can save you up to £30 a year!
Switching lights off when you leave a room can save you £10 a year
Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle when making a cup of tea
Recycle your bottles, cans, jars, paper and cardboard to reduce landfill waste and save energy
Turn your heating thermostat down by a degree or two and make sure your hot water temperature is set no higher than 60oC/140oF. Turning down your heating by 1oC can reduce your bills by as much as 10% and typically save you £50 a year
Look for the blue ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ logo when buying new electrical appliances to find the most efficient type
Take a shower rather than a bath and save as much as 50 litres of water per shower
Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and save as much as five litres of water per minute
Always ensure you have a completely full load before using your washing machine or dishwasher
Wash your hands, dirty pots or vegetables in a bowl of water rather than under a running tap
Install a water butt to capture rainwater for use on your garden, washing your car or even flushing your toilet