The combination of falling temperatures and rising energy costs is creating a crisis for many households this year as they balance their income against staying warm and well. Our Green Doctor energy efficiency experts help over 60,000 people a year to reduce waste and save money. We’ve asked them use their experience to share ten quick and easy ways to help your residents to take control of their energy bills.
We’ve created a PDF version that can be sent by email or printed out as an A4 poster to make it easy to share with residents that you think would find it useful.
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Ten quick and easy ways to help your residents to take control of their energy bills
Use a thermostat or heating programmer rather than switching your heating on/off
Set your thermostat to
18-21 degrees Celsius. A reduction of just 1C can save around £80 a year.
Close internal doors to keep the heat where you want it.
Draughtproof to reduce heat loss and lower heating bills. a year.
Only fill the kettle with as much water as is needed.
Wash clothes at 30C. A 10C reduction can almost half the energy costs of a wash.
Dry clothes slowly on an airer in a well ventilated space, or outdoors, to save on dryer costs and reduce damp and mould.
Make use of a slow cooker, they are much more efficient than an conventional oven and the food tastes great too.
Tuck curtains behind radiators to keep the heat inside the room.
Defrost your freezer to save money.conventional oven and the food tastes great too.
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