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  • As it gets colder, lowering the thermostat on your heater by 1°C can help reduce your energy costs.
  • Reducing your heater usage by just 1 hour per day can help cut the overall running costs of the appliance by up to 90 hours over a 3 month period.
  • Turn your heater off overnight or when leaving the house for the day. Use a timer and set your heating to come on or off 30 minutes before you leave or come home, so that you are only using heating when required.
  • Keep warm air from escaping and cold draughts from entering your home with door snakes or flexible strips.

View energy efficiency advice, heating options or use our energy calculator to know what appliances use the most energy in your home.

  • Clothes dryers use lots of energy. Only use if necessary and try to partially dry clothes before loading. This will reduce drying time and save energy.
  • Use the economy cycle of your dishwasher and only run the machine when it’s full.
  • Washing full loads in cold water uses up to 50% less energy than washing partial loads in warm water.
  • Use energy saving light globes (LED) where possible or replace with a lower wattage, especially in areas where lights are on for long periods of time.
  • TVs, DVD players, computers, stereos and game consoles still use energy in standby mode. Switching them off at the wall will save energy.
  • Many chargers draw power continuously so turn them off at the power point and disconnect the appliance as soon as it is fully charged.

View energy efficiency advice, heating options or use our energy calculator to know what appliances use the most energy in your home.

  • Turn lights off in rooms you are not using and avoid leaving lights on when you leave the house.
  • Spending a few minutes less in the shower each day will help save on energy costs and reduce water use.

View energy efficiency advice, heating options or use our energy calculator to know what appliances use the most energy in your home.