TOP TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY AROUND THE HOME
Simple changes to day-to-day activities could make big differences to your household bills. Here are some energy savings tips that you can do in your home to save energy – and money! And a smart meter can help you monitor the energy saving changes you make in your home…
You can save around £35 by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.
Do not charge electrical items once they reach 100% or leave them charging overnight, this wastes unneeded energy.
Wash your clothes at 30C instead of 40C and save around £9.
Dry your clothes naturally instead of using a dryer and save about £23.
Turning your lights off when you’re not using them will save you around £15.
By replacing all the bulbs in your home with LED lights, you could save £40.
Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need to save around £6.
Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £25.
Draught-proofing around windows and doors could save you around £20.
Curtains lined with a layer of heavy material can reduce heat loss from a room through the window at night and cut draughts.
Spending just one minute less in the shower will save up to £8.
Replacing your shower head with a water efficient one could save a four person household as much as £38 on gas for water heating.
Installing radiator reflection panels could save around £19.
Turning down your room thermostat by just one degree can save around £60.
PUT A STOP TO ENERGY WASTE AROUND THE HOME WITH A SMART METER
A smart meter can help you to adopt energy efficient measures in your household. The in-home display (IHD) offered with your smart meter, shows you in near-real time the amount of energy you use in pounds and pence. This allows you to keep a closer eye on the amount of energy you are using.
This information can then help you to find ways to reduce energy waste around your home and save money.
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Our ultimate energy saving tips guide has lots of advice on how to save on your electricity and gas in your home.
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There are lots of ways you can cut down energy use in your home, which will help you save money on your energy bills. With a few small changes you may be able to save over £160 a year.
Turning any central heating thermostats down by one degree could save you £60 every year.
Turning off your lights when you’re not in the room could save you around £15 a year. Similarly, you can save around £35 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.
By cutting back your washing machine use by just one cycle per week, you could save £8 a year. You could also save £30 a year on electricity by drying clothes on a clothes line in the summer instead of using a tumble dryer.
And by filling the kettle up with only the amount of water you need, you could save around £6 a year.
In the bathroom, simply cutting your shower time down by one minute could save you on average around £8 a year.
Smart meters will allow you to see your energy usage in pounds and pence, which could help make it easier to find ways to save energy and cut your yearly energy costs.
These small changes can also help you to reduce wastage around the home, contributing to Britain meeting its net zero target by 2050.
All cost savings are based on a year or annual savings.
Data is courtesy of Energy Saving Trust and Which? 2021.
Consumer action is required to obtain cost savings.
Eligibility of smart meters may vary.
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What is a smart meter?
Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters. They are being installed in homes across Great Britain at no extra cost, to replace the traditional meters, including prepay key meters, most of us currently have ticking away under the stairs, or outside our homes. Smart meters record your energy use in the same way as a traditional meter but then send the readings automatically to your energy supplier at least monthly, allowing them to prepare an accurate bill.
How secure are smart meters?
Security has been at the heart of the whole smart meter rollout programme from its very inception, and the system has been specifically designed to prevent hacking. Smart meters do not use the internet, and they have their own closed, dedicated communications system. Smart meters have been designed with top cyber security experts, including the government and GCHQ, to ensure that security best practice has been incorporated at every stage.