As the Energy Saving Trust gears up for the start of its annual Energy Saving Week, Which? has got top tips on how you can shave hundreds of pounds off your energy bills.
The average household could save up to £250 annually by putting energy-saving measures into place, according to Energy Saving Trust estimates.
How to cut your energy bills
One of the easiest ways to save energy is by fitting loft insulation, which could save as much as £145 on your heating bill each year. Installing cavity wall insulation and solid wall insulation will also help your home retain heat and save you money.
Replacing an ordinary light bulb with an energy saving bulb, meanwhile, could save you as much as £45 over it’s lifetime.
Which? light bulb expert Vivienne Fitzroy said: ‘Switching to energy saving light bulbs is a great way to save cash and conserve energy, but a common concern has been that they don’t match the light output of traditional bulbs in the way they claimed to.
‘But the good news is that low energy bulbs have really improved since they first arrived on shelves and all the ones we’ve tested either matched or gave a better light output than they claimed. Plus you can now buy energy saving bulbs in more varieties, shapes and sizes too’.
To find a Best Buy energy saving light bulb that will save you money and energy without compromising on light quality check out our energy-saving light bulbs review. We also answer your questions about energy-saving light bulbs in our guide, .
Energy saving week
Energy saving week runs from 25-31 October 2010 and aims to help people and organisations save energy and bring down the cost of bills too.
The Energy Saving trust will be hosting events around the UK, proving advice, tips and support to those keen to reduce their energy consumption. Each day of Energy Saving Week is themed:
- Monday: Launch day
- Tuesday: Insulation
- Wednesday: Generate your own energy
- Thursday: Energy saving products
- Friday: Transport
Small changes add up
The average UK household could save hundreds of pounds on their energy bill by making changes at home – the UK wastes £1 billion each year just by leaving appliances on standby.
The Which? guide to how to use less electricity has money saving tips on how to reduce you electricity bill and shows how energy-efficient appliances could save as much as £100 on energy each year.
Lower your gas and electricity bills
You can compare energy prices and switch to a new gas and electricity supplier on Which? Switch. People who switched with us between 1 October and 31 December 2013 are predicted to save an average of £234 a year on their bills.
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