Check your heating
Make sure your heating system is in top shape
Turn the temperature down
- Turn your thermostat down by one degree
- This saves the typical home £100 a year on average
Turn them off
Do not leave devices on standby.
Save £35 a year by turning them off at the plug when not using them.
Insulate your loft
- Use 30cm thick mineral wool or alternative
- You usually get the money back in savings within a year
- Good mineral wool can last 40 years
You can draught-proof:
- Cracks in floors and skirting boards
This can save you around £125 a year.
Heating water uses lots of energy, but showers tend to use less than baths.
- Keep your shower time to 4 minutes
- Save £95 a year
Adding an efficient shower head can:
- Cut your shower time by a minute
- Save a family of four £38 a year
Wash dishes in a tub or bowl instead of under running water. This limits how much water needs to be heated.
You can also use warm instead of hot water. Your dish soap will do the rest.
- Only boil what you need
- Save up to £13 per year
- Get a slow cooker
- They use very little electricity
- Are cheap to buy
- Easy to find second hand
- An air fryer can also save you money over a conventional oven
Read our guide on saving money on food and meals.