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Ways to reduce your energy bills

March 2024

With energy prices set to rise again this Spring, finding ways to keep your energy useage low can help to avoid high charges.

Here’s a few tips to help reduce your consumption and ensure your home is energy efficient:

  • Turn your thermostat down by just one degree to save an average of £115 a year
  • Turn down radiators in rooms you’re not using
  • Use energy efficient light fittings and remember to turn off lights in the rooms you’re not using
  • When cooking, put lids on pans and heat food in the microwave rather than the oven where possible as it uses less energy
  • Make more meals in a slow cooker, it’s cheaper and means your dinner is ready for when you get home from work too!
  • Consider investing in an air fryer, it could save you over 10p each time you cook compared to an oven and it’s faster
Hob in The Milford
  • Spend a minute less in the shower and you could save £35 in energy bills per year 
  • Only boil what you need, don’t be tempted to overfill the kettle
  • Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth and use a washing up bowl rather than letting the water run continuously
  • Washing at 30 degrees rather than 40 degrees and cutting out one cycle per week could clip £34 off your annual energy bill
  • Dry your washing outside when the weather is fair, rather than using radiators or your tumble dryer
  • If you’re replacing an appliance, you can cut your electricity bills by choosing the most energy-efficient model. For example, you can save up to £138 per year when choosing a more efficient fridge freezer and tumble dryer
Waterfall shower in a Story home

Did you know a new build home can save you up to £3,100 in energy costs per year* on average compared to a second-hand home? Click the button below to find out more.

Save money with a new build home