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Saving energy at home this Winter season

As the weather gets colder, many of us will be reaching for the thermostat to switch the heating on. However, with bills still proving expensive, we’re also looking for ways to save energy – and money – around the house.

Here are some top tips from our Money Advice Team.

Keeping yourself warm

When at home, there are ways of keeping warm without turning the heating up. Try and use blankets and heated throws where possible. It’s important, however, that you do put your heating on at least once each day to prevent condensation, damp and mould in the property.

Wear layers of clothing to keep you warm. Lots of shops are now selling fleece-lined hoodies or blankets with sleeves.

Keep curtains closed at night

Once you’ve heated your room, keep the curtains closed at night to keep the warmth in, rather than keeping the heating going all night.

Buy efficient appliances

Replace old appliances with new ones that have a high energy efficiency rating. These can save you hundreds of pounds over their lifetime. Do you have energy efficient light bulbs?

When cooking, can you use a slow cooker or air fryer? These are all things to consider.

Draught proofing

Winter usually means it gets windy outside! Draught proofing around windows and doors can save you money.

Turn off standby appliances

Make sure you turn appliances off at the plug. This will also help you reduce energy consumption and save you money.

Don’t charge appliances overnight

Turning off your chargers overnight not only saves you energy – and therefore money – but it also reduces the risk of fire.

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