Want to save money on your energy bills? Here’s some quick tips to help make small savings which all add up to big savings on your energy usage and bills.
Save money on your energy bills - for free
Here’s some quick and free tips to help you save money on your energy bills.
Turn down your combi boiler flow temperature
This little known trick can help you save on your energy bills by reducing your boiler temperature demand. This will not affect the temperature of your water or radiators, but will reduce your energy usage.
You could save on average £100 per year.
Here’s a video from Department for Science, Innovation and Technology showing you how to do this in just 30 seconds.
Turn off your devices by the wall
A simple trick such as turning off your appliances by the plug will ensure that standby mode isn’t causing unnecessary electricity costs in your home.
You could save around £65 per year with this simple tip.
Most of your appliances won’t be affected by turning them off at the plug, but remember not to do this on your refrigerator or any medical devices!
Turn down or turn off your radiators in unused rooms
If you have rooms that you rarely or never use? Turn down that radiator! If you’re not in a room, just decrease the temperature on the radiator valve.
Remember, just turn it down – don’t turn it off. If you do turn the radiator off, your boiler will have to work hard to increase that temperature again. A small reduction will be enough to save money and not be boiler intensive when turning it back up again.
Wash your clothing at a lower temperature
If you’re using a modern washing machine, your clothes will still be clean if you wash at 30°C instead of 40°C.
Turn down your wash to 30°C and you will get 3 cycles instead of 2 for the same amount of energy.
This saves on average £40 per year.
Swap the bath for a short shower
Do you like a long soak in the bath? Swapping a bath for a 4 minute shower could save you £20 a year on your energy bills.
If you’re spending too long in the shower, you could save £95 per year by reducing your shower to 4 minutes.
Be smart in the kitchen!
Overfilling that kettle will cost you an extra £13 per year on your energy bills. Make sure you use the correct amount of water each time.
Use a dishwasher? Only wash when it’s full and save up to £17 per year.
Check if you qualify for any current energy grants
Interested to see whether you are eligible for any current Government grant schemes? Our Energy Advice Helpline grant checker is below. Just click your answers below to see if you are eligible for any current UK energy grant schemes.
The ECO4 Scheme started in April 2022 and is a whole home improvement package available across the UK.
Energy Advice Helpline is a non-profit Community Interest Company that provides support and advice on rising energy costs. Our goal is to assist people by offering guidance, signposting to other relevant services, and providing information on available options for reducing energy bills and accessing Government support.