Energy efficiency: Let’s do some good together.
Get help reducing your energy use.
Recent events revolving around the price cap mean that many of our customers are facing rising bills. This can be a worrying time and whilst we know that customers are already doing what they can to reduce their energy we wanted to give a helping hand and remind you on how much you can save with some helpful energy saving tips.
Switching to smart.
The UK Government is aiming for all UK households to be offered a smart meter by 2025, this is an effort to tackle climate change and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) being emitted as a nation.
However, switching to smart not only helps with reducing carbon dioxide, it also allows you to keep track of your gas and electricity use. It gives you the information you need to take the small steps that can have a big impact on the environment and your home.
You'll be able to monitor the impacts of these changes. All of this is done through your In-Home Display.
Smart Energy GB have calculated that if everyone in Britain changed to a smart meter the savings could be as much as £560 million.More about smart meters
How you can track your usage.
Your smart meter will use GPRS technology (like your mobile) to send your energy use to your in-home display as well as to let us know how much you’ve been using. It means that we can get your meter readings without you having to go under the stairs to find them.
Smart meters work on all kinds of meters including “Smart Pay As You Go” which combines the flexibility of a pre-pay tariff with the convenience of a smart meter. You’ll get an In-Home Display which you can use to view, top up and manage your energy usage in the comfort of your own home.Fancy the flexibility?
Help with heating.
If you've turned up the heat but your home doesn't feel any hotter (and we know you've checked the windows are shut), here are our top tips for seeing how you could warm things up:
First up – bleeding radiators.
Leave space around your radiator.
Block your draughts.
Block your chimney to prevent draughts.
Leave your thermostat alone.
Let the sunshine in.
Hot water tips.
Where would we be without hot water? Well, cold, probably. We've come to rely on having hot water at the turn of a tap so it's important to make sure you're getting the most for your money - and save on your energy bills where you can:
Put a jacket on your hot water cylinder.
Energy efficient showerhead.
Turn off your boiler when you go away.
Look after your pipework.
Turn down your hot water.
Which way to wash?
Reduce the energy your appliances use.
Even if your appliances have the best energy rating, you might not be getting the best out of them. Have a look below at our ways to save and get more from your appliances for less:
Lower the temperature and bring down your bills.
Unplugging all your chargers.
Switch it off.
Hang out your washing.
Keep your fridge clean.
Switch off the standby mode.
Leave room for the water
Talk to our Energy Specialists if you're having difficulty.
Our Energy Specialists are here to help if you're concerned about the impact of the price cap rise on your energy bills. If you're struggling to pay, please visit our help page to find out more about how we can support you.
Please note: Any savings shown are given as a guide and will be different for each household.
Need help with funding?
You could be eligible to The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) which is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.
We work with installers to introduce certain efficiency measures into your home, such as loft or wall insulation, or heating measures.