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Rising Energy Costs

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

What can you do to save energy. What help is out there that you could access and take advantage of? We have secured the necessary funding to be able to run two FREE sessions offering advice on how to save energy, stay well and warm during the current cost of living crisis.

There are lots of measures you can take to reduce the energy that you use and whilst each may only result in a small saving, together they can make a substantial difference. Here are some of the things you can do without costing anything,

  1. Turn your heating thermostat down 1 degree.

  2. Reduce your boiler flow temperature.

  3. Move your furniture away from radiators least an inch or two.

  4. Wash your clothes at a lower temperature.

  5. Keep heat in by closing the curtains at night.

  6. Switch off the lights when not using.

  7. Keep the oven door closed whilst cooking, use the window more.

  8. Use the microwave more. Air fryers and slow cookers also use less energy than your hob or oven.

  9. Dry clothes more efficiently. outside if possible.If you dry on a radiator, hang clothes near not directly on the radiator. If you need to use a tumble dryer use the auto dry setting rather than a timed cycle.

  10. Bleed your radiators to make them more efficient and get rid of cold spots.

  11. Try to always wash a full load whether dishwasher or washing machine. did you know a full dishwasher can be more efficient with water and energy than washing by hand?

  12. Pick the right hob for the pot you are using and if you are looking to replace your old hob research induction hobs which are the most energy efficient.

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