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Lower your electric bill in 10 simple tips!

We wanted to share some helpful tips on how to save money this winter, with us heading further into the cost-of-living crisis.

With winter just around the corner, it might be a good idea to start thinking about how you can save energy. Sunny days aren't the only thing we're going to see less of — lower heating costs are also going to be hard to come by.

With just a little foresight and a few good habits, though, you can minimise the amount of energy you use during winter and save money on your utility bills.

Make your home more energy-efficient with these simple and inexpensive tips:

  1. Keep your curtains open during the day and closed at night to avoid any draft, this could save £60 per year

  2. Install a smart programmable thermostat

  3. Lower your water heating temperature

  4. Ensure all lights are turned off when not in use. This will save you around £25 a year on your annual energy bills

  5. Use your washing machine on a 30-degree cycle This could save you £34 a year

  6. Avoid using your tumble dryer, dry clothes on racks inside where possible or outside in warmer weather to save around £70 per year

  7. Turn off standby mode, to save £65 per year

  8. Keeping your shower time to just 4 minutes could save a typical household £95 a year on their energy bills.

  9. Swapping just one bath a week with a 4-minute shower could save you £20 a year

  10. Switching a single 100-watt incandescent bulb for an LED one would save £15 per year

By taking these 10 simple steps, you could save on average £384 per year on your energy bills! Some of our top tips take no longer than a few minutes – so you can get started on cutting your energy bill today.

Please click here for more information on how to save money this winter!

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