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Top Tips for your Home

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Saving energy saves you money - and it doesnt have to cost anything to start today. Here are some easy steps that can make a difference in your home:

Reducing the temperature of your home by 1C can save up to 10 % on your fuel bill. (The optimum room temperature is 21C).

Its more efficient to turn your heating down than to open a window.

Reflective panels on an outside wall behind water filled radiators can reduce your energy use make your own from aluminium foil, or buy them from a DIY shop.

Insulating your home makes a big difference to your energy efficiency. Something as simple as drawing the curtains will hugely reduce your energy loss.

Make sure you only put cool food in your fridge or freezer, so they dont have to work harder to maintain the same temperature

Save water and energy by having a shower five 5 minute showers cost the same as a single bath.

When using washing machines or dishwashers, run economy programmes or wait until you have a full load.

Switch off lights and electrical appliances when not in use leaving TVs and computers on standby wastes energy and costs you money.

Low energy lightbulbs are more expensive to buy but are 5 times more efficient and last 12 times as long as ordinary bulbs. For each bulb you fit, you could save up to 7 on your annual electricity bill, or 65 over the lifetime of the bulb.