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Bright choices: make light work of reducing energy bills
Use energy efficient lightbulbs. They might be more expensive in the short term, but they can save you up to £70 in energy bills over their lifetime!
Use a timer or sensor for outdoor lights so they’re only on when they need to be.
Always turn the lights off when leaving a room- even if only for a few minutes.
Close the door on energy waste
Fit draught excluders on your doors- if you can see light through the door’s edges then heat is escaping!
Close doors when leaving a room to stop heat escaping.
Burn those bills to a crisp in the kitchen
When filling a kettle, only use as much as you need. Homes in Britain waste £68 million just from overfilling their kettles.
Use a microwave instead of an oven -it cooks your food quicker and uses 10% less energy.
When using an oven, turn it off 5 minutes before your food should be ready and let the built up heat cook it for the remaining time.
Tips that’ll bring the house (bills) down
The recommended temperature for your home is between 18⁰C and 21⁰C. Decreasing the temperature of a room by just 1⁰C can reduce your fuel bill by up to 10%!
Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping, and if possible use heavy or thick curtains to keep that heat in.
Turn appliances off when you’re done with them. The average UK household loses £30 a year powering appliances left on standby.
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