26/10/2015 | Richard Kay
Switching is one step, but making sure heating controls are set correctly could also have a big impact on bills. These simple steps can cut bills by as much as £1.5bn for the whole of the UK.*
Even just moving furniture away from radiators can help make a room more comfortable by letting the warmth circulate better – 42 per cent have one or more radiators blocked by furniture.
1. Switch energy supplier
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2. Move furniture away from radiators
Move furniture away from radiators if you can – ask someone to help if it’s heavy. It will bring warmth more easily into the room.
3. Draught proof
Draught-proofing windows and doors could save you £25 to £35 a year. 46 per cent of people still need to draught-proof their windows and doors. This could save around £365m a year.
4. Energy Saving light bulbs
Replacing all standard bulbs and halogen spotlights in your home with energy saving light bulbs could save you £35 a year. Swapping incandescent bulbs for energy saving and halogens for LEDs would save the UK around £300m a year.
You can save around £30 a year just by remembering to turn your appliances off standby mode.
Filling the kettle up with as much water as needed could save around £7 in energy bills a year and around £46m for the UK.
7. Shower smarter
Spending one minute less in the shower each day could save as much as £10 off energy bills each year. At least 25 per cent of people could cut a minute off their showers. This would save the UK around £60m a year.
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* Not including switching saving.