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A quick start to saving money on your energy bills

Energy Saving

Citizens Advice Essex, Friday, August 19th 2022

  • Save money on bills

Bills are rising and if it all seemed like too much bother before, now is the time to start saving.

Ten simple ways to lower your energy bills

You can save money on your energy bills without spending money on renovations to your home. If you follow each one of these tips, you could save up to £211 a year.

That’s equal to over two months of free energy for the average household.

Wash your clothes at 30 degrees

Washing your clothes at 30 degrees can save up to £7 a year on your energy bills.

Dry your clothes on a washing line or a clothes horse

If the weather’s good and you have space, dry your clothes on a washing line or a clothes horse, to save £30 a year.

Only boil the amount of water you need

You can save up to £6 a year by only boiling the water you need when using the kettle.

Turn the thermostat down a notch.

Turning your thermostat down by one degree can save you £80 a year.

Turn your appliances off standby.

Turn your appliances off by the switch to save £35 a year.

Turn off the lights

You could save £13 off your annual energy bill if you switch off the lights when you leave the room.

Shower for a minute less

Cut your shower time by one minute and save £7 a year on your energy bills.

Wash up in a bowl

Don’t keep the tap running. Instead, use a bowl of water to do your washing up and save £25 a year.

Fill up your washing machine when doing a wash.

If you can, wait until you have enough dirty clothes before putting in a wash. You could save £5 on your yearly energy bills.

Swap your bath time for a 5-minute shower

And finally, you’ll save £10 on your energy bills for every two people that choose to have a 5-minute shower instead of a bath.

Source: Energy Saving Trust

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