Here are some changes that you can make straight away to save money in the long run.
- Turn the room thermostat down a degree. You probably won’t even notice the difference and could save you around ten per cent in energy costs.
- Make sure curtains or furniture are not blocking the radiator to allow heat to circulate.
- Instead of switching on the central heating as soon as you feel a bit chilly, warm up the old fashioned way by putting on an extra layer of clothing or using another blanket in bed.
- Open the curtains during the daytime to allow natural light into the room rather than switching a light on.
- Draw the curtains at dusk to keep heat in rooms.
- Install draught excluders underneath doors and around windows, especially single glazed ones.
- If you are drying your clothes indoors, don’t put them over a radiator. Try putting up a clothes rail in an unheated room.
- Switch to energy-saving light bulbs - they last up to six times longer than a normal bulb. Changing just one light bulb will save money on your energy bill.
Community Energy - We want you to save you money on your fuel bills!
Community Energy Direct, are a co-operative working with Leeds City Council. They are working with Which? (the Consumer Champion) to run a community energy collective switch.
How much can the collective switch save me?
A community energy collective switch can save you on average £115 a year, perhaps more, on your home energy bills.
Can I join?
All Households in the Leeds area can sign up to a Community Energy Switching scheme. The more people who join the scheme, the more likely we are to get a better deal from the energy suppliers.
Everyone living in the district can sign up but hurry – the offer closes at midnight on 17th April.
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