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
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.
Putting a lid on your saucepan can reduce the amount of energy required to heat and cook your food by up to 90% AND cooks your food quicker.
Don’t waste your time by overfilling the kettle with more water than you need. 200ml (usually the minimum line on your kettle) is plenty of water for a single cuppa and it’ll boil in no time.
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.
Of course there’s much more you can do than just the four actions above so why not give these a go: