Colder weather is on the horizon as we head into the last few months of the year. In preparation of the winter to come we wanted to share some of our best energy saving tips - and would love to hear your best tips, too.
Switch off your devices at the plug
You can save around £35 a year from your energy bill by turning your appliances off at the plug - as opposed to leaving them on standby. I know I am guilty of charging my phone overnight, so it’ll be a nice test to see how this affects my energy bills.
Turning down the thermostat
If you can, turning your thermostat down by just one degree this winter can lead to savings of around £60 and decrease your carbon footprint by 310kg of carbon dioxide a year. Kind to the planet and your pocket- a win win!
Close your curtains
A nice and easy one, and a fab way to stop draughts coming into your home this winter. Every evening when the sun sets close your curtains and blinds, and when the sun is up in the morning open them wide to allow the sunlight to naturally warm your home.
Give your boiler some TLC
An efficient boiler will make a big difference to your energy bill. It’s good to get your boiler serviced once a year, in fact doing this at the end of summer can be the best time to do this in preparation for the winter months. If you have an older boiler, replacing your boiler’s heating controls can also help to save money, as new heating controls can be much more accurate, such as new programmers that let you set different times and temperatures for different days of the week.
To find out some more useful tips or ways to get extra support this winter check out our latest Pure Planet blog.
The Community is a fantastic place to share advice - do you have any tips on saving energy this winter? Let’s chat about them together in the replies below.