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Top 12 Energy Saving Tips

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, we all want to reach for the thermostat to turn our heating up and make our homes feel that bit cosier. This can be great for ourselves and our families, but not so great for our energy bills as prices look set to increase. To combat this, Penny and I thought we would put together our top 12 energy saving tips that have saved us some money and could save you money too.

1. Turning your thermostat down by just 1°C can save you as much as £60 each year.
2. Wearing more jumpers, socks and slippers around the house, and putting an extra blanket on the bed means that you won’t be tempted to turn the heating up on cold mornings and chilly evenings.
3. You can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn off appliances left on standby and those not in use.
4. Don’t leave the fridge door open and try to avoid putting hot or warm food straight into the fridge as this increases the energy required to keep contents cold.
5. When using a kettle, only boil as much water as you need in order to save energy.
6. Energy saving light bulbs last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one can save you around £50 over the lifetime of the bulb.
7. Make the most out of having your oven on by baking a few means at a time.
8. Remove all draughts around the house to help stop the heat escaping, and save up to £55 each year.
9. Make sure your radiators are not obstructed by curtains or furniture, as this could be wasting energy in your home.
10. A family could save between £50 and £90 a year simply by remembering to turn the lights off.
11. Save water by scraping dishes before putting them in the dishwasher, rather than pre-rinsing them with hot water.
12. If you have a standard shower it will use around 40% of the water required for a bath.

There you have it, our top 12 energy saving tips that could save you some money this autumn and winter!

Love, Kenny x