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No Cost Measures
No cost measures -- Tips for conserving energy and lowering your electric bill!

Here are some simple measures you can do right now. Get Started
 

Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent and typically saves around £55 per year. If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time. 

 


Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C/140°F.     
 



Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and check for draughts around windows and doors. 

 


Always turn off the lights when you leave a room. 
 



Don't leave appliances on standby (e.g. TVs, videos, set top boxes) and remember not to leave laptops and mobile phones on charge unnecessarily. 
 


If possible, fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher: one full load uses less energy than two half loads. 
 

 


Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle). 
 



A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off! 
 


Use energy saving lightbulbs. They last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one can save you around £40 over the lifetime of the bulb. This saving could be around £65 over its lifetime if you're replacing a high wattage incandescent bulb, or one used for more than a few hours a day. 
 


Do a home energy check. Just answer some simple questions about your home and we'll give you a first free, impartial report telling you how you can save up  to $600 a year on your household energy bills. 
    


  •              When buying new appliances always choose A energy rated ones if possible. 
  •                Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree to save up to $ 80 per year    
  •              Switch off at the plug socket appliances that have a transformer (e.g. phone chargers, computers) as these use power even when not in use
  •             Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree to save up to $ 80 per year. Also Set your heating timer correctly
  •              Set your heating timer correctly     
  •              Let the sunshine in. The solar heat gain from the day keeps your place warm during daylight.
  •              Use cold water when using the washing machine, which saves about $60 per year.
  •              Touch up the weatherstripping around your doors and windows.   
  •              Reverse your ceiling fan to spin clockwise, which takes the rising hot air and blows it down in your bedroom