Reduce your energy usage

Improve the energy efficiency of your home:

Renewable energy:

Be more energy efficient:

  • Get a smart meter installed - these provide you with real-time information about energy use, allowing you to see the energy you are using so that you can try to reduce it. 
  • To cut down on wasted energy, avoid leaving appliances such as TVs on standby and remember not to leave appliances on charge unnecessarily, such as mobile phones.
  • Always wash a full load in your washing machine, at 30°C, or use a half-load or economy setting.
  • Use your heating system's programmer and timer to control your heating to come on only when you need it and to 18°C.
  • Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and fit draught-proofing to seal any gaps around windows and doors to stop heat escaping.
  • There are lots of small things you can do for free or at a low cost around the home to save money on your energy bills. Find out how by visiting www.energysavingtrust.org.uk or by calling 0300 123 1234.

Visit our home energy and water use pages for more information about reducing your energy and water bills.


Our 'Greening your home' booklet will provide you with the information you need to make your home and lifestyle greener.

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