Switch off and unplug and save up to £80 per year*
Leaving electrical items plugged in and switched off or on standby? They’re still using energy. Is powering your microwave’s clock display really worth £80 a year? No? Pull the plug when you’re not using it and while you’re at it, think about what other items you can unplug.
Switch shower head and save around £65 a year
If your shower works from your boiler or hot water tank, you could save cash by switching to a water saving shower head. Even better news is that your water company might give you one for free. And the even better news is that the more efficient shower head doesn’t affect the power of your shower.
Change light bulbs and save around £45 a year
Yes it’s true that energy efficient light bulbs cost more than ordinary ones. But in the long run they really will save you cash and help save the planet. The average household would save around £45 a year by switching all old-fashioned bulbs to the low-energy ones.
Update your dishwasher and save around £12
Over a year, it costs around £12 less to run a typical new dishwasher than it does an old, inefficient machine of the same size- and it will use less water. Check whether yours needs an update. And always run your dishwasher on full to save on energy. Updating your dishwasher? Why not update your dishwashing tablets too? Read mum reviews of Fairy Platinum All In One Dishwasher Tablets
More at-a-glance savings
• Switch to a laptop and save £16 a year. Laptops typically use 85% less electricity over a year than desktop PCs do. Not to mention saving space in a busy family home.
• Fit a hot water tank jacket and save up to £30 a year.
• Turn down your room thermostat by one degree: save around £75 a year.
• Line dry your clothes instead of using the dryer and saving around £18 a year.
Total saving £341 a year!
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*All savings from the Energy Saving Trust