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Energy Efficiency Tips

 Being  more energy efficient doesn't have to be a task

It's actually pretty simple - and worth it in the long run.  After all, saving energy means saving money.

Small changes to start saving

  1. Stop blowing your bills on blow-dries - Hair dryers are hands down the biggest beauty energy gadget.  If you're not in a rush, let your hair dry naturally.  Or use the coolest setting - it's less power-hungry.
  2. Don't forget...shorten your showers - Cut down your shower by one minute and you could cut your energy bills by £8 a year.  You might not be able to belt out as many ballads, but you'll be able to reduce energy and water consumption.
  3. Keep an eye on your smart In-Home display - Your In-Home display is there to do all the hardwork for you.  Just take a glance and you'll know exactly how much you're spending on gas and electricity, get more energy saving tips and make sure you haven't left something switched on.
  4. Give your fridge a break- Fridges are big electricity guzzlers, but we can't do without them.  Make sure that they're more energy efficient by checking they're not too cold - we recommend 38 degrees farenheit (3.3 degrees celsius).  And if you're away for a while, leave it off.  The break will help it run more efficiently when you're back.
  5. Unplug and switch off - A gadget or two left on at the plug may not seem like much, but it soons adds up.  Say no to standby and pull all plugs out of the wall if you're out - the average home could save between £50 and £80 a year.

Updated by Eilidh | 10 Jul 18

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