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Top ten energy saving tips for Energy Saving Week

In honour of Energy Saving Week I thought we’d re-post one of our older video guides – Ann Robinson’s top ten energy saving tips.

Video transcript

Top 10 energy saving tips – Ann Robinson, uSwitch energy expert

Hi. I’m Ann Robinson, I’m an energy expert at and I’m going to give you some really good tips on how to reduce the amount of energy you use and reduce your bills.

  1. Draughts. Let me start with the obvious one – make sure you don’t have any draughts. Seal off your windows and doors.
  2. Full load. If you’re using your dishwasher or washing machine make sure you have a full load.
  3. 30 degrees. When you are using your washing machine, make sure you have it at thirty degrees. You can get a really good wash that way – in fact, you can drop down to fifteen degrees.
  4. 1 degree. Turn your heating down by one degree.
  5. Curtains. Close your curtains when it gets dark.
  6. Boiling water. Only put as much water as you need in the kettle, so if you’re making a cup of tea for one, don’t fill it to the top.
  7. Light bulbs. Use energy saving light bulbs.
  8. Standby. Turn appliances off, don’t keep them on standby.
  9. Family. If you’ve got a family watch what you’re children are doing – they’ll cost you the earth if they are leaving their appliances on and they’re in their bedrooms for hours playing with their computers or DVDs or whatever.
  10. Energy grants. Talk to your energy suppliers or your local energy advisory centre. There’s lots of money available for grants and financial help to install energy saving measures.

These are just some of my tips for saving energy but if you follow them you’ll see that your bills will come right down and I’m sure it will make you very happy.