Small changes to your behaviour at home will also help you use less energy, cutting your carbon footprint and your energy bills:
- Put on an extra layer and turn down the heating a degree or two.
- Turn off lights and appliances when you don’t need them.
- Replace traditional light bulbs with LEDs or other low-energy lights - LED bulbs are 90% cheaper to run than old fashioned bulbs and could save you about £35 a year on bills.
- When replacing household appliances, check the energy efficiency rating and choose those with higher ratings where possible.
- Dry clothes on an outside line rather than using a tumble dryer.
- Make simple changes to how you use hot water, like buying a water-efficient shower head – this will save money, energy and water!
- Have a shower instead of a bath – the average bath uses more than double the amount of water as the average shower
- Don’t leave the tap running while brushing your teeth.
- Add a water saving device to your toilet cistern to reduce water used in every flush.
- Use old washing up water to water your garden
- Only use the washing machine when you’ve got a full load – and use the lowest temperature recommended to save energy too!
More tips on the South East Water website.