Big Energy Saving Week 2020: January 20th-24th
Big Energy Saving Week is about:
- helping people to save money on their energy bills
- making sure people are receiving all the financial support they’re entitled to
- helping the environment along the way.
We’re asking people to ‘use your power to make a big difference’, and make a handful of changes. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to read handy tips and advice through the week.
Get in touch with our energy advisers – we can check if you’re on the best tariff for you, help you to switch, check if you’re receiving any grants and benefits you’re eligible for and help you to be more energy efficient in your home.
Try our Energy Price Comparison tool. It’s an excellent way to see if you could be saving money by switching to a different energy provider, and it’s completely independent and free to use.
We’ve listed 5 top tips below, on ways to save energy and money. You can find more by clicking here.
- Turn down your main thermostat by just 1 degree, and save around 10% on your energy bill. However please make sure your home is warm enough during cold weather. Cold homes can damage your health.
- Replace your bulbs as and when you can with energy efficient LEDs – on average it could save about £35 a year.
- Draught-proof your windows and doors and block cracks in floors and skirting boards. This can save you around £20 a year.
- Check if you are eligible for the Warm Home Discount. Energy suppliers can provide rebates to households on certain benefits. The rebate is £140 for 2019/20 : please contact your electricity supplier to see if you qualify.
- If anyone in your household is receiving benefits, contact your energy supplier and see what support they can provide. They should be able to tell you what help is available through the Energy Company Obligation.
And finally: watch the video below for some small changes you can make in your home, that can lead to big savings!