How to save on energy

Saving Money; Decrease Energy Consumption

Whether you rent or own, running a home can become a costly affair if you don’t keep bills in check – electricity, gas, council tax, internet, phone . . . it all adds up.

But there are plenty of little changes you can make to reduce costs, especially when it comes to energy bills.

Double glazing

Sometimes, you just have to speculate to accumulate and double glazing is one investment you won’t regret.

It’s estimated the average home loses 10% of its heat through windows and doors. Installing quality double glazing will ensure you conserve precious heat and those precious pennies.

If you rent, it’s worth convincing your landlord to upgrade – it will benefit them just as much as you.

LED lighting

Old-fashioned energy-sucking bulbs are so last century!

Super-efficient LED lighting is the way forward and can save you up to 80% off your lighting bills.

They also last longer, too, meaning you don’t have to replace them as often. How’s that for a bright idea?


Tumble dryers are convenient and can reduce the amount of time we spend doing laundry but they’re not so good for our pockets.

With forward planning and a sturdy clothes-horse – or even a rare outdoors drying day – you can reduce unnecessary use.

Similarly, switching how you use your washing machine can have an impact: avoid half-loads, choose shorter cycles and select cooler temperatures.


Insulating your home can make a huge difference in the fight to save energy and money.

Loft spaces and cavity walls benefit most and can save you up to £565 annually.

There are also a variety of grants available from the government that means you can get everything done for free – all you have to do is check your eligibility.

If you’re renting, check with your landlord. Although it’s at their discretion but will benefit them in the long term.


Draught excluders, heavy curtains and even letter-box covers can all make a huge difference to how much energy is saved in the home. For all your interiors, think practically first, aesthetically second.

While bills are sadly inevitable, following our top tips will help to ensure you don’t fritter away your money for nothing.

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