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Simple Ways to Cut Spiralling Energy Bills

Simple Ways to Cut Spiralling Energy Bills

British homes have been hit with huge spikes in the cost of energy. Can you beat the rises?

Simple Ways to Cut Spiralling Energy Bills

Here are some ideas to take the edge of rising bills.

Turn the heating down by 1C

Households can typically save £321 a year by turning the heating down by 1C.

Change how you do washing

Running a half empty washing machine means extra loads and bigger bills. Sticking to using your washing machine with full loads could save £17 a year.

Higher temperatures use more energy, so turn down the dial. Washing at 30C will save 40% on energy compared top 40C. Modern washing detergents work very effectively at these lower temperatures.

Tumble dryers run up more costs, so air-dry on a clothes horse to save £116.

Avoid standby, unplug gadgets

This typically saves you £100 a year. Some gadgets are left on all the time, e.g. media servers, Sky boxes, heated towel rails –known as the “phantom load”. If you have a smart meter it is possible to see in real time what the effect is of turning off this phantom load on your bills.

As a starter for ten, turn the lights off when you leave a room to save an estimated £46 a year.

Large appliances

Some large appliances – e.g. fridges and freezers – have to stay on all the time. You can still limit the number of times you open their doors, though: “Every time the fridge door is opened, cold air gets out and warm air gets in, so the appliance has to work harder to get the temperature back down.”

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