How to save energy at home
Tackle the rising cost of energy
From 1st October 2022 the government's new 'Energy Price Guarantee' will cap the price that suppliers can charge for each unit of energy you use, until June 2023.
It doesn’t mean your bill has been capped regardless of how much gas and electricity you use. If you use more than a typical household paying £2,500 a year, your bills will be higher.
See what you could do to reduce the energy you use and what financial help may be available.
Quick tips to get you started
1. Learn more about your energy bill
2. Adjust your thermostat by 1 degree
3. See what financial support is available
Save energy, room by room
Wash clothes at a lower temperature
Place lids on pots when you’re cooking
Don’t overfill kettles
Use 'eco' settings on appliances
Close the fridge door
Reduce the time you spend in the shower
Good ventilation is important
Lower the temperature
Get more from your radiators
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Turn off standby
Let the light in
Set your boiler’s flow temperature between 55 and 60 degrees
Your boiler’s flow setting controls the temperature water is when it leaves your boiler. Its default setting is usually too high, it's a bit like putting your foot flat to the floor when driving. Turn it down a bit and your home will feel just as warm, but it could cut your energy bills (source: Octopus Energy, 2021).
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Home energy grants and schemes
There is ongoing support the government provides every year to people who need help paying for their energy.
You might already be making use of it or others you might not have heard of, but be able to get. Take a look.