During winter, we naturally use more energy – but there are many ways you can cut down on your energy use. This will lower the impact of bill shock and it’s kinder to the environment too. From energy-efficient lighting and heating to appliances and general good energy habits around the house.
Tips for heating:
- Turn down your thermostat. Just one degree could save you money.
- Run your heating for an hour less each day. Even using a little less energy each day adds up to big savings over time.
- Remember to check your radiators to see if they need bleeding. This removes any trapped air that stops them from working as efficiently as they could. It's easy to do.
Tips for the house:
- Switch off the lights. If you’re not in the room, make sure the light is off.
- Shut the curtains. This helps keep the warmth in the room.
- Unplug devices. Don’t just leave them on standby as this still uses energy.
Take control of your heating
Picture it: a freezing evening, you’re drenched on the way home, but with your smart thermostat you can pop on the heating and make sure you arrive back to a cosy house.
Smart thermostats mean you’re always in control of the temperature of your home, no matter where you are. Read all you need to know about smart thermostats in this handy article.
Want to be even more energy efficient?
Get more tips on energy efficiency at home from our friend and blogger Becky Goddard-Hill.
Want to save money on your bills?
Visit our energy efficiency section for the best tips to keep your energy bills as low as possible this winter.