ENERGY SAVING TRUST’S ENERGY SAVING WEEK 25 – 31 OCTOBER

See www.energysavingtrust.org.uk for more details. In the meantime if you are worried about paying your fuel bills this winter then you can call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99 – they can give you help and advice about paying your fuel bills. Here are some energy-saving tips for today:

  • Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and check for draughts around windows and doors.
  • Cutting food into smaller pieces often speeds up the cooking time
  • Make sure items that are not in use are unplugged or switched off at the wall (when was the last time you used your video recorder?!)
  • Only turn on the lights when you need them.
  • Don’t leave things on standby – this could save around £40 per year on energy bills.
  • Close internal doors to keep the heat in the rooms you are in and turn radiators off in unused rooms.
  • Towel dry your hair thoroughly to cut down the time you’ll have to use your hairdryer for.
  • Use a hot water bottle to warm the bed up, rather than an electric blanket.
  • During winter, set the heating to switch off a short while before you go to bed. It’ll still be nice and warm as you get ready for bed but the heating won’t stay on unnecessarily once you’re tucked up.
  • Likewise set it to switch on just long enough before you wake up for the house to be warm by the time you get up.
  • When cooking always use the right sized pan for the job and the right sized hob ring for each pan.
  • Keep lids on pans to reduce heat loss – turn the heat down when it reaches the boil.

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