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Here are our top tips for saving energy. There’s loads of other things you can do though – just think about all the energy you use in one day and just try to reduce it little by little

Switch Off Lights and Appliances

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Whilst most people are already pretty good at switching lights and gadgets off it’s always worth a reminder! Don’t forget those bedside lamps, fairy lights and bathroom lights too. Switching off your plugs at the socket is a great way to stop ‘energy vampires’ that use energy in standby or sleep mode.

 

Put a Lid on it

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Putting a lid on your saucepan reduces the amount of energy required to cook your food by up to 90% AND cooks your food quicker.

 

Don’t overfill the kettle

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Don’t waste energy or your time by overfilling the kettle with more water than you need. 200ml is plenty of water for a single cuppa and it’ll boil in no time.

 

Put a Layer On, Not the Heating

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When things get chilly, instead of turning up your radiator just put on a jumper or an extra layer. A jumper can add a whopping 3 degrees celsius of warmth to your body. If your halls run a little hot, make sure you’ve turned down the radiator (if you can) before opening a window.

And the rest!

Of course there’s much more you can do than just the four actions above so if you’re feeling adventurous, why not give these a go:

  • Open your curtains during the day to let in sunlight/heat and close them (behind the radiator) when the sun goes down
  • If your heating is on, don’t leave your windows wide open
  • Take short showers (saves water too!)
  • Wash your clothes at 30 degrees
  • Cook together – saves energy, money and is nice and sociable too
  • Don’t use the cooker to heat your kitchen – it also reduces the chance of 3am fire alarms!
  • Close the fridge door when possible
  • Allow your food to cool down before putting it in the fridge/freezer so it cools naturally first
  • Defrost your freezer when you get a build-up of ice – it makes it run more efficiently
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