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Quick tips

  • Make sure you turn all lights, appliances and chargers off when they are not being used.
  • Set your washing machine to wash at 30°C
  • Only use your tumble dryer when you can’t dry your clothes outside
  • Don’t fill your kettle right up every time - just boil the amount of water that you need
  • Read your metres and compare to your bills - studies have shown that awareness reduces use
  • Check that the thermostat on your hot water tank is not set higher than 60°C
  • Reduce heat loss by closing curtains at dusk
  • Phone chargers, TVs, computers and other electronic devices often use more power while on standby mode than when in use - turn them off
  • Screensavers with movement can use more energy than the computer itself!
  • Switching off a computer extends its lifetime, contrary to some misconceptions. This is a practical way to cut 200 kWh/y or more of standby losses
  • Don't overfill your kettle - only boil as much water as you need
  • Use low temperature washes whenever possible
  • Ensure your dishwasher is full before use