Two ways to keep your energy bills as low as possible

Reduce your usage

Switch to a cheaper tariff – which could mean potential savings of 25% off your current bill.

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Lower Your Usage - Quick Tips to Lower Your Bill

Eating In

Keep your fridge/freezer packed tight (bonus – having food at home will encourage you not to waste money on takeaways)

Use lids on pots to cook meals faster

Opt for a microwave over an oven – it uses less energy and works faster

After running your dishwasher, open the door to let dishes air dry

Pre-thaw frozen foods before cooking to cut down on heating up times

Laundry

Use a cold water or 30C when running the cycle

Run the washer only when you have a full load

If you have a dryer, clear the lint after each load for maximum efficiency (and safety). Better yet, air dry.

General Tips

Wondering what eats up your energy the most? Rotate plug meters to track usage of energy sucking appliances

Avoid leaving appliances on standby – standby mode still uses energy! Instead, unplug them for maximum savings

Keep your curtains closed to keep heat in/out

Insulate drafts from windows and doors

Keep the door closed on any unused rooms

Opt for energy efficient bulbs and appliances

To boost your savings even more:

The lowest tariffs tend to be paperless – consider leaving your paper bill behind for online options instead.

Also opt for dual fuel – Suppliers offer these at a discount to encourage you to buy two products from them rather than one.

Monthly direct debit tariffs also tend to be cheaper, and makes paying your bill automated (and that much easier).

Quick Tips to Make Sure Your Savings Keep Going

Remember you can switch up to 49 days before your tariff ends – so do it ASAP once the time window opens.

Set a reminder on your smartphone for when your tariff expires – here’s how for Android or iPhone.

Use Google Calendar to email you a reminder a week in advance.

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