Reduce Your Energy Bill By A ThirdPosted on: 19 November 2008 by Gareth Hargreaves
Get a free personalised British Gas report on how to cut your energy bill.
With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder, it’s time to get the heating on.
With the rising cost of energy bills it’s never been a better time to start implementing energy efficient measures which could help you to reduce your energy bills.
British Gas' Top Energy Saving Tips
- Switch off all appliances at the plug instead of using the standby function; you could save around £33 a year by switching off your TV.
- Don’t waste energy by leaving your mobile phone charger plugged in when it’s not being used; you could save £4 a year.
- Start using your microwave more, if you transfer 20 per cent of cooking from an electric cooker to a microwave you could shave around £7 a year off your bill.
- When making tea or coffee, boil only the water you need for one cup instead of a full kettle and you could spare yourself around £31 a year.
- A quick and easy way to start saving energy is to switch to energy saving lights bulbs. Changing an ordinary light bulb to an energy saving light bulb could potentially save you £6 per bulb each year.
- Fit tin foil behind radiators as this helps reflect the heat back into the room instead of being absorbed by the wall. You could save yourself £20 a year.
- Draft proof your house by using draft excluders or fitting curtains on external doors and making sure letter boxes and keyholes aren’t letting out heat unnecessarily; you’ll be able to make indoors feel much warmer. This could save you around £25 a year.
How To Reduce Your Bill By A Third
Complete a free Energy Savers Report from British Gas.
All you need is a few minutes to fill in the simple online questionnaire. They will then work out your home's current energy rating and provide tailored suggestions about how you can reduce your energy bills and consumption.
The new Energy Planner will allow you to view your annual consumption and you can also build a personalised plan of action and track your progress over time.
Since its launch, on average the Energy Savers Report has made energy saving recommendations of up to £175 a year based on the Energy Savers Report data from January 2006 – October 2007 plus efficiency advice.
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