How to save on your energy bills

Here are some tips that you can implement around your home and car to help in keeping the costs down.

1. Switch off appliances if you are aren’t using them.

Many appliances still use electricity, even when they’re on standby. Turning them off at the plug when they’re not in use will help you save.

2. Turn off the light when you leave a room

If you aren’t using a room, switch off the light to save energy and money.

Still on this, swap an old bulb for an LED bulb. You could save up to £40 a year per bulb.

3. Close your curtains at night

Prevent heat escaping through your windows by keeping your curtains closed at night.

4. Spot-clean marks on your clothes

If an outfit is clean on and you get a mark on it, see if you can sponge it out with a damp cloth rather than putting it straight in the wash.

5. Around the house

You can buy a draught excluder and fit in the front door.

Insulate your loft and save up to £180.

Wrap your water tank in a thermal jacket.

6. Keep driving costs down

By driving slower and changing to a higher gear sooner can save fuel costs and you will also be safer on the roads.

Struggling with paying energy bills?

If you are struggling to afford your energy bills or top up your prepayment meter, you can get help. The Citizens Advice website shares more information on grants and benefits that can help you pay your energy bills.

They cover topics including:

  • Getting a £400 energy discount from the government
  • Energy scam alerts
  • Warm Home Discount Scheme
  • Check if you can get a fuel voucher
  • Winter Fuel Payment
  • Cold Weather Payments
  • Grants to help pay off your energy debts

What to do if you are struggling with living costs or finding things difficult.

Get all the above details plus more on the Citizens Bureau website.