Home Energy Saving Ideas

There are many ideas to help us all reduce how much energy we use and how much we spend on our energy bills. We all know we shouldn’t leave our appliances on standby but take a look at our list for some more energy saving ideas.


  • Cover your pots and pans- they’ll boil much quicker.
  • Plan in advance – take food out of the freezer and allow it to thaw. Don’t use unnecessary energy defrosting in the microwave.
  • Don’t keep opening the oven to check on your food – it lets the heat out and ovens have glass doors for a reason
  • Keep your fridge and freezer at the right temperature; if you have a thermostat set your fridge to 3° and your freezer to -18°
  • Defrost your freezer – the more it ices up the harder it has to work
  • Replacing old appliances – choose an energy efficient model


  • Turn down the thermostat – lowering the temperature by just 1° can make a difference to energy bills and the energy you use
  • Invest in thermal curtains or blinds – these help insulate against heat loss and keep the room looking warm and cosy
  • Insulate your loft or roof space
  • Draught proof your doors and windows – it’s a cheap and effective way to help keep warm this winter


  • Switch to energy saving bulbs – they last longer than traditional bulbs
  • Install a dimmer switch – these work really well with LED bulbs
  • Remember to turn the lights off when you’re not using them
  • Use sensors or timers on any external lights – that way they only come on when needed


  • Use the Eco cycle when using the dishwasher or washing machine
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth
  • Make sure you fix that dripping tap
  • Invest in a water saving shower head especially if you have a shower which draws hot water straight from the boiler or water tank


  • Dirt and dust can block up devices and appliances so clean them regularly
  • Dust your lightbulbs – any dust can stop them working efficiently
  • Vacuum the radiators – again any dust can stop the heat flow
  • Dust the coils on your fridge freezer a few times a year