Practical, everyday tips are always helpful when looking to reduce the amount of energy used. Sometimes small and easy changes to the way we live can increase fuel efficiency and help reduce your fuel bill significantly. Try some of the tips below in your home and save yourself some ££££s.
In the kitchen
Only boil the amount of water you need, instead of filling up the kettle.
Boil the kettle for cooking instead of heating water on the stove – this will save time and is more energy efficient.
Keep your pan lids on while cooking – you’ll save time as well as money.
Defrost food overnight in the fridge rather than using the microwave.
When you’re washing, make sure that the machine is full so you don’t waste energy on a load. Cutting back by just one cycle a week will save £5 a year on energy, and a further £8 a year on metered water bills. Setting the temperature to 30°C or using energy saving mode can also reduce the amount of energy you use.
Check energy efficiency labels when replacing appliances like fridges and washing machines. The more efficient the machine, the more money you could save.