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Seven energy saving tips could cut £1.5bn

Switching is one step, but making sure heating controls are set correctly could also have a big impact on bills. These simple steps can cut bills by as much as £1.5bn for the whole of the UK.*

Even just moving furniture away from radiators can help make a room more comfortable by letting the warmth circulate better – 42 per cent have one or more radiators blocked by furniture.

1. Switch energy supplier

Visit Many could save around £200, some even more.


2. Move furniture away from radiators

Move furniture away from radiators if you can – ask someone to help if it’s heavy. It will bring warmth more easily into the room.


3. Draught proof

Draught-proofing windows and doors could save you £25 to £35 a year. 46 per cent of people still need to draught-proof their windows and doors. This could save around £365m a year.

4. Energy Saving light bulbs

Replacing all standard bulbs and halogen spotlights in your home with energy saving light bulbs could save you £35 a year. Swapping incandescent bulbs for energy saving and halogens for LEDs would save the UK around £300m a year.


5. Standby

You can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.

6. Kettle

Filling the kettle up with as much water as needed could save around £7 in energy bills a year and around £46m for the UK.


7. Shower smarter

Spending one minute less in the shower each day could save as much as £10 off energy bills each year.  At least 25 per cent of people could cut a minute off their showers. This would save the UK around £60m a year.


For advice about switching and to find the best energy deal visit  For advice and tips on how to save money on your energy bill call the Energy Saving Advice service on 0300 123 1234.


* Not including switching saving.

Richard is the Communications Manager at the Energy Saving Trust.
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