Energy Saving

During these colder months then this is often when we worry the most about our energy bills.

Your Home

With costs rising, we’re all keeping a much closer eye on our usage, and start changing habits to help you save money and protect our planet.

Follow our tips and advice for quick and easy ways to save energy, lower your bills and reduce your carbon footprint at home:

  1. Some energy suppliers offer cheaper tariffs if you run your appliances during off peak times. Which means popping the washing machine on after 8.00pm or at certain times on the weekend can make it much cheaper.
  2. Turn your heating down a little whenever you can and get yourself some thermal throws and blankets to keep yourself cosy.
  3. Buy frozen fruit and vegetables so it will last you longer and won’t go to waste.
  4. Swap your baths for a shower. Keep long hot baths for special treats and save your pennies.
  5. When its colder, and you’re shutting windows then its best to draw the curtains/blinds as this helps stops the heat permeating through the glass.

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Your Planet

By saving energy, we create a healthier planet and can also sustain the resources we already have. Conserving energy can help ensure that the rivers, forests, parks, and diverse wildlife are around for future generations.

You can make some simple changes at home to make a difference to climate change:

  1. Use water wisely – There’s a lot of energy used to purify and distribute water to our homes – so saving water can lower greenhouse gas emissions. You can do things like only filling your kettle with what you need, reduce shower times, not keeping water running when brushing your teeth.
  2. Give the fridge some love so it’s more energy efficient – the better your fridge runs, the less electricity it will use. Typically, fridges and freezers account for around 12% of the average household’s energy bill. So, try to clean and defrost yours and keep ice under control.
  3. Did you know lighting accounts for up to 15% of your electricity bill? To save energy you can turn off your lights when you don’t need them. And use LED bulbs.
  4. Make the most of your Smart meter to find out what home appliances cost to run.
  5. Turn off TVs, DVD players, chargers, speakers and computers when you’re not using them. Leaving appliances on standby may seem harmless – but it’s surprising how much energy they guzzle so you could save around £55 a year just by turning appliances off.

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In this time of climate emergency, we are delighted to have received UK Government funding which enables us to launch our new exciting Greener RCT project.

We will be offering educational activities and opportunities that will address the importance of working to address climate change. We’ll be working across RCT, in partnership with local businesses, schools, colleges, the construction industry and community groups to champion change through collective climate action.

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