Edition: November 2022
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Top tips for saving energy and money this winter
Some 40% of household heat is lost through draughts. An easy way to draught-proof your home is with simple strips or homemade excluders (but avoid blocking ventilation bricks). You can cheaply insulate your windows with PVC film. Switch to low energy LED lightbulbs. These can use up to 90% less electricity than incandescent bulbs. Invest in some high quality thermal curtains or fit thermal linings, and close the curtains at night to avoid heat loss. Avoid leaving lights on and appliances on standby; turn off when not in use. Don’t charge your mobile phone all night. Think about using lower energy appliances (i.e. microwaves, air fryers, slow cookers) - research found that an electric cooker costs on average 87p to run per day, while a microwave costs a mere eight pence! Turn your thermostat down by 1°C. Electric showers use a lot of energy – set a timer for 3 minutes. Try reducing the temperature of your clothes wash to 30°C. Avoid half loads in your washing machine and dishwasher. Air-dry your clothes rather than using a tumble drier.
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