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Other Ways to Save Energy in the Home


Offering you practical advice to save on your energy bills and get ready for winter

Top Tips are energy saving tips that can help you to reduce how much you use which will ultimately save you money. The Top Tips campaign ran through the summer promoting these ideas across the borough. The campaign has now finished this year but you can still find all the same tips here on the website and keep an eye out next summer for more top tips.

Top Tips


More Energy Saving Tips

  • If you reduce the temperature of your home by 1°C it can cut your heating bill by 10%.
  • Boilers operate more efficiently with regular servicing
  • Only use enough water to cover the food you are cooking and always put a lid on the pan.
  • Always wash a full load of clothes and use the lowest temperature setting you need.
  • Don't use a tumble dryer if you can dry your clothes on a washing line
  • Don't leave fridge and freezer doors open
  • Defrost your freezer regularly
  • Your freezer operates more efficiently when it is full
  • Compact Fluorescent Lamps are 5 times more efficient and can last 10 times longer than an ordinary bulb
  • Turn lights off when you do not need them, but make sure stairs and hallways are adequately lit.
  • Don't cover your radiators with curtains - tuck them behind the radiator.
  • Fit a letter box flap to reduce draughts
  • A shower uses much less water and energy than running a bath.
  • If you are going on holiday remember to switch your water heating off
  • Don't leave TV's and videos on standby