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Top Tips On How To Save On Your Energy Bills

With daily costs rising, it’s not surprising that so many of us are looking to find ways to cut costs around the house. So, the Telegraph this week have put together the top ten ways to try and save money on your energy bills.

1. Check your thermostat is at the right temperature. Even reducing it by 1C could shave off 10% on your bills. Also, make use of timers to only come on when you need them.

2. Check your water isn’t too hot. Your cylinder thermostat should be 60c/140f.

3. Make sure your curtains are closed to stop heat escaping. Also make sure any draughts are blocked off.

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4. Don’t leave any lights on when you leave a room

5. Take appliances off of standby and don’t leave things charging unnecessarily

6. Try to always fill up your machines (washing, tumble dryer or dishwasher) to save energy

7. Don’t boil more water than you need! Keep this in mind especially if you are metered.

8. Ensure you haven’t got any leaks, such as taps or pipes, as this could end up costing you lots of money.

9. Make the change to energy saving lightbulbs. These can last 10 times longer than normal, which is great to make savings.

10. Get a home energy check. By answering a few questions, you could get an impartial report, which could show you how you could save hundreds of pounds a year.

Top tips to save on your energy bills

With energy prices constantly on the increase we have listed what we consider to be some useful money saving tips.

1. By simply turning your thermostat down by 1 degree you could save up to 10% on your heating bill.

2. Heat your home for an hour less each day

3. Close your curtains at night to stop heat escaping through your windows

4. Don’t overfill your kettle just put in the amount of water you actually need.

5. Fit energy saving light bulbs these use a quarter of the electricity and last about eight times longer.

6. Take showers instead of baths.

7. Try not to leave your fridge door open for too long as this allows cold air to escape and your fridge will have to work harder to keep your food cool.

8. Switch off unnecessary lights.

9. Fit a good insulating jacket to your hot water tank.

10. Fit aluminium foil behind any radiators fitted to outside walls. Ordinary kitchen foil will do or you can buy special panels from most DIY stores.

11. Draught proof windows and doors.

12. Try to use a full load in your washing machine and use a low temperature programme unless your clothes are very dirty.