Tuesday 17th January marked the first day of Energy Saving Week 2023. Let’s talk about how to save money during the rising cost of living, and any support you may be eligible for.
Why save energy?
We all want to save money where we can, and small actions can help us to reduce the annual bill. But these behaviour changes also make a difference to our environment and reduce the carbon production. We can all work together to make changes in the house, that will make a change to the city.
During the cold months, you may be tempted to turn your heating all the way up but worried about the cost of your energy bills. Here are some simple steps to help you keep your warmth up, and bills down:
- turning your thermostat down by one degree could cut your bill by 10%
- programme your hot water and heater to come on only when you need it, not all the time
- keep your water warm by insulating your hot water pipes
- put reflective foil behind radiators on outside walls
Lights and home appliances
The easiest way to save some money on your energy bill is to simply switch off any lights when you are leaving a room. By keeping lights off in rooms that are not being used, you can save up to £25 a year.
You can switch your standard light bulbs to an LED lightbulb, these use a quarter of the energy and can last ten times longer.
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Energy bill support
If you are a Portsmouth resident, you may be eligible for help with your energy bills. Switched On Portsmouth offer a variety of energy saving measures that can be installed for free (subject to availability and eligibility). Talk to our team today to discuss how we could help you:
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Phone the freephone at 0800 260 5907