Check your heating
To ensure that your heating system is operating at maximum efficiency, bleed your radiators regularly, check that your boiler is operating at the correct pressure and make sure your boiler has been serviced within the last 12 months.
Turn the thermostat down
Turning the temperature down on your thermostat by one degree could cut your energy costs by about £100 a year on average for a typical home.
Don’t leave it on standby
From TVs to printers, don't leave your devices on standby. Instead, turn them off at the plug when they’re not in use and you could save around £35 a year.
Insulate your loft and reduce draughts around the house
Insulating your loft with 30cm thick mineral wool, or alternative, will normally return the investment within one year, and good mineral wool can last around 40 years.
Older houses can be draughty. You can draught-proof windows, doors and block cracks in floors and skirting boards. Getting this done professionally can be expensive but could save you around £125 a year. You could give DIY draught proofing a go to save more.
Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household £95 a year on their energy bills.
Having an efficient shower head can cut your shower time by a minute to save a family of four up to £38 a year.
Save money in the kitchen
Avoid overfilling the kettle – only boiling what you need could save up to £13 per year.
Invest in a slow cooker, they use very little electricity and are cheap to buy. An air fryer could save you money over a conventional oven. Read our guide on saving money on food and meals.