Energy Advice

Save energy, save money and help the environment too!

Most of our energy saving tips cost nothing and by making a few small changes could make a big difference to your bills.

Keeping the cold out

  • Closing curtains at night helps insulate your room and reduces heat loss.
  • Keep your outside doors shut, and add draught covers to the letterbox and key holes.


  • Turning your thermostat down by 1ºC could cut your heating bills by up to 10% and save you around £100 per year.
  • Turn the thermostatic radiator valves down on radiators in rooms which you only use occasionally.
  • Move furniture away from radiators or heaters to let the heat into the room.


  • Match the size of the ring to the size of the saucepan or you will be paying to heat the air. 
  • Use a lid on saucepans, so the contents heat and cook more quickly
  • Switch off your electrical appliances at the wall, not just with the ‘standby’ button, as this still uses almost as much power as when they are fully turned on.
  • Unplug mobile phones, shavers and electric toothbrushes when they are fully charged, otherwise they will keep using electricity.
  • Dry your clothes outside when possible
  • Replace normal light bulbs with energy saving bulbs – they can save you up to £78 of electricity per bulb, and last up to 12 times longer than ordinary light bulbs.
  • Turn the light off when you leave the room, even if it’s only for a minute or two.

For more tips and advice on saving energy in the home visit or contact the Sustainability Team on 0330 175 9540.

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