Easy Energy Efficiency

published by

Fran Puddefoot

Being energy aware can save you money on your electricity bills, and helps the environment too! Below are some ideas which are easy to put into practice and will make a big difference straight away.

Reducing Energy Use

Turn your heating settings down by 1°C; this will reduce your energy consumption and your heating bills

Wait until you have a full load before using your washing machine or dishwasher

Where possible, allow clothes to dry naturally rather than using a tumble dryer

Let food cool down before putting it in the fridge or freezer

Switch lights off when you don’t need them

Turn off your electrical appliances rather than leaving them on standby

Unplug portable items such as mobile phones and laptops once they have finished charging

Energy Performance Certificate

Your Energy Performance Certificate shows how energy efficient your home is, and suggests ways to improve efficiency.  You can access your home’s certificate at, using your postcode and address.

The certificate has two ratings: the Energy Efficiency rating and the Environmental Impact rating. Both are measured on a scale of 1 to 100, with 100 representing the lowest environmental impact.


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