An energy-efficient home – how to reduce your electricity and gas bills

Discover everything you want to know about energy efficiency at home. Whether you want tips on how to lower your heating bills or you need a bit of guidance on energy-efficient appliances. We’re here to help

What does energy efficiency mean?

Short answer: it’s using less energy at home. It can be done quite easily, and cheaply, through changing habits and behaviours around the home. You could also buy products that help you use your energy more efficiently or simply, use less of it. 

Why should you be energy efficient at home?

There are two main reasons to be more energy efficient at home:

1. Save on bills: using less energy means you’ll lower your energy bills. 

2. Be kind to the planet: using less energy is more environmentally friendly. So if you’re trying to be greener - cut back on your energy use.

Tips and advice on saving energy at home

Energy-saving tips and tricks

You don't have to spend money to save energy at home:

1. Switch off the lights whenever you leave a room.
2. Shut the curtains but don’t drape them over radiators.
3. Turn off the gas fire once you’re warm enough.

Sometimes spending a little could go a long way. It's worth considering smart lighting or even insulating your home

Make money from your solar panels

Generate electricity from a renewable or low-carbon source and you could get money from your energy supplier. If you're already registered for a Feed-in Tariff with us you can submit a meter reading. 

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Improve your rating for low costs

An Energy Performance Certificate tells potential buyers how much your home will cost to heat and light. Learn how to improve your home's rating with our A to G of EPCs.

Ways you can save energy at home

We offer a range of products and advice to help you keep your energy use low.

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Energy-saving appliances

Find out how to improve the efficiency of your appliances or, if you're ready to replace them, discover which EPC rating gives the most energy-efficient performance.

Energy-efficient lighting

If you want to learn how to make smarter lighting choices and even understand the current EU rulings on light bulbs, we can help with some energy-efficient enlightenment.

Energy-efficient heating

Whether you're searching for new heaters or just looking for ways to make your heating system more efficient, we've got all the advice you'll need to keep your home toasty while also saving money.

Save money with smart meters

Smart meters show you how much energy you’re using in pounds and pence so you’ll always know how much you’re spending.