Put a little energy into saving money!
Summer 2018 has been kind to us. We’ve all been outdoors more, we’ve not had to put the heating on as much, and we’ve all enjoyed brighter, lighter, warmer days and nights...
But as we head towards September and as Autumn approaches, there are some things you can do to help keep your energy bills lower as the air turns cooler, including following our eight easy energy saving tips for around your home!
Before we tell you how to save on your energy bill through our energy saving tips, you should first check that you are on one of our discounted energy plans offering discount of up to 6%* on our standard rate.
1. Invest in energy saving light bulbs
Save around £7** every year by replacing a traditional light bulb with a LED light bulb. You’ll also save on the cost of a replacement bulb as LEDs last a lot longer.
2. Keep the draught out and be quids in!
Save around £20** a year and make your home more cosy and comfortable by draught-proofing windows and doors.
3. Be cool about the washing
Save around £7** a year by using the washing machine at 30 degrees rather than higher temperatures, so you're not pouring money down the drain.
4. Don't overfill, lower your bill
Tea for two? Then only fill the kettle for two! By only using as much water as you need you could save around £6** every year.
5. Shorten your shower, save power
Save up to £19** a year by spending just one less minute in your electric shower each day. If everyone did this in a four person family that would mean a saving of nearly £76 a year off your electricity bill!
6. Don't standby, switch off
Save around £30** a year by switching off your TV and other appliances at the mains rather than leaving them on standby. That's literally saving money at the flick of a switch!
7. Choose wisely
Buying a new telly? Check it's energy stats. An A++ rated 40 inch TV will save around £230 over its lifetime*** compared to a less efficient model. We know you get the picture!
8. Pull the plug
And finally, games consoles use a lot of electricity over a year, typically £34* each! This can really stack up if you have more than one, so remember to switch them off when it's 'game over' and avoid leaving them on standby.
The saving doesn't have to stop there, take our FREE Home Energy Check!Answer some simple questions about your home and receive a personalised report of changes you can make to save money and become more energy efficient.
* Energy Online customers with monthly Direct Debit get 4% discount off the Power NI standard rate, up to £10 per quarter equivalent to £40 per year and will receive a further 2% off the Power NI standard rate, up to £5 per quarter equivalent to £20 per year. The maximum discount would be obtained by a customer spending £250 each quarter on electricity. Power NI standard rate is 14.78p kWh Ex.Vat / 15.52p kWh Inc. Vat.
** Energy Saving Trust, 2018
*** Based on a TV typical lifetime of 7.5 years.