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Energy saving advice

Using less energy not only directly saves you money on your bill, but it's also better for the environment and reduces network maintenance and investment costs, saving you even more!

There are many ways you can use and produce energy more sustainably, managing your costs and your impact on the environment. These include changes in lighting, appliances, processes and transport, as well as installing renewable or low carbon electricity generation.

Here are our top tips on how to save energy or you can get your personal energy saving action plan from The Energy Saving Trust.

Draught excluders

Fitting draught excluders in your home could save you £20 a year.

Change your light bulbs

Using energy saving light bulbs could save you around £35 a year. Turning your lights off when you're not using them will also save you around £14.

Wash at 30°C

Doing a full load of washing at 30°C could save you £6 a year. Save another £30 by line drying instead of using a tumble dryer.

Turn it off

You can save around £30 a year just by turning your appliances off standby mode. Most appliances can be turned off at the plug without upsetting their programming.

Less time in the shower

You can save £7 a year on your energy bill just by spending one minute less in the shower each day. Fit a water meter and you could save another £12.


Only fill the kettle with as much water as you need and save £6 a year.

Washing up

Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £25 a year in energy bills.

Turn it down

Turning your heating down by just 1°C can save you as much as £75 per year.

Smart meter

Switch to a smart meter to keep track of your energy spending.

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Switch supplier with Migrate

Migrate is an ethical switching company who will keep you on the best energy deal for free. From green suppliers to all the big names, Migrate constantly watches energy prices. If they find you a better plan, they'll switch you over automatically. And for everyone who joins, they'll donate £10 to local fuel poverty charities.

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