Energy saving tips

 

Thermostat orange

Turn it down

 

By turning your thermostat down by 10C, you could cut your heating bills by up to 10%.

Tap

Fix it

 

In one week, a leaking tap wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so make sure they're fully turned off. Save: 5,500 litres of water a year.

Droplet

Water temperature

 

Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 600C/1400F.

Plug

Switch it off

 

Avoid leaving electrical appliances on standby. Switch them off at the plug. Save: £40-£70 per year.

House

Feeling the chill?

 

Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and check for draughts around windows and doors. Save: £30 per year.

Lamp

Energy Saving Light Bulbs

 

Switch to energy saving light bulbs as they last up to 10x longer than ordinary bulbs. Save: up to £50 over the lifetime of the bulb.

Save Energy

Turn it off

 

Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.

30 Degrees

Cool wash

 

Washing your clothes at 300C. Save: over 1/3 on your electricity bills.

Washing Machine

Load it up

 

If possible, fill up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher: one full load uses less energy than two half loads.

Saucepan & Lid

Keep a lid on it

 

By keeping saucepan lids on and turning the heat down, your dinner will be cooked quicker and you will be reducing heat loss and saving energy.

Cup & Saucer

Brew for one

 

Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle).

Washing Line

Spin & drip dry

 

Spinning your clothes on the washing machine's highest spin cycle will remove as much water as possible. Line dry clothes where possible.

TV

A-rated

 

When buying new appliances (e.g. fridges, TV's) only the most efficient products carry the Energy Saving Trust Recommended logo.

 

Energy Efficiency Service

eco-activeThe States of Jersey Energy Efficiency Service provide free and impartial advice, as well as online tools to help you reduce your energy bills. By making your home more energy efficient you could make significant savings on your fuel bills.

 

Visit www.gov.je/energyefficiency or call the energy advice hotline on Tel 01534 441611 to find out how you could start saving money today.

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