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Follow our tips and advice for straightforward ways to save energy, lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint. We’re all responsible for the energy we use in our homes.
Lighting can account for 18 percent of a typical household’s energy bills, so switching to energy saving lightbulbs is one way you can take charge and cut back.
An energy monitor will help you understand where and how you use energy.
By spending just 5p an hour with things on standby you can spend £400 a year
Don't let your kitchen appliances rack up your energy bills.
One load of tumble drying in a C-rated electric tumble dryer costs around 49p, compared to just 14p per load in an A-rated dryer.
Dirt and dust can clog appliances so they don't work as efficiently as they could.
How much does it cost you to use your appliances? Our appliance and electronic energy use calculator allows you to estimate your annual energy use and cost to operate specific products. Use our calculator below to find out.
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Save money while helping our planet. If you can set a timer on some appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and hot water thermostats, set these to come on between 11pm and 5am as the power station is not used to top up our electricity during this quiet, off-peak period.
All appliances have a rating which indicates how much energy it uses. This is usually found on the base of the appliance or just inside the door on larger items. This is either written in Watts (W) or Kilowatts (kW). If it is in kW, multiply the figure by 1,000 and then enter into the calculator.
Your statement will tell you what type of tariff you are on. Click here to see where to find this.
You can see some example ratings for typical appliances in the table below.
*This calculator cannot be used for heating systems or appliances that use our Superheat Tariff. Results now reflect the updated tariffs.
With household budgets being stretched there’s never been a better time to look at ways you can save money, become more efficient and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time. There are plenty of lifestyle changes you can make that cost you nothing but will help reduce your electricity bills.