Read our top energy cost sav­ing tips

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Here is a guide to some top tips to save energy in your home:

Did you know that turn­ing down your home ther­mo­stat by just 1°C can help cut your an­nual heat­ing bill by eight per­cent. Great news for your bank bal­ance and the en­vi­ron­ment.

Fit­ting a ther­mo­stat can help main­tain the tem­per­a­ture of a room, hot wa­ter cylin­der or boiler while not wast­ing ex­cess energy.

In­su­la­tion keeps the heat in your home and mak­ing sure your home is prop­erly in­su­lated is a great way to save energy, money and do your bit for the en­vi­ron­ment.

By top­ping up your loft in­su­la­tion to the rec­om­mended 270mm you could save up to £35 a year in heat­ing costs.

If you don’t have loft in­su­la­tion, adding it could save you up to £140 per year.

In­su­late your hot wa­ter tank to keep your wa­ter hot for longer. By in­su­lat­ing your hot and cold wa­ter pipes you can make sure your wa­ter runs at the right tem­per­a­ture more quickly. Pipe and tank in­su­la­tion is cheap and you can do it your­self.

Wall in­su­la­tion keeps the heat in your home. It also doesn’t cost much and can be ef­fec­tive in help­ing cut your energy use, which is great news for your bank bal­ance and the en­vi­ron­ment. Cav­ity wall in­su­la­tion could save you around £160 per year off your heat­ing bills.

And if you have wind whistling through the liv­ing room? Draught-proof­ing is easy and cost-ef­fec­tive.

Top up Lin­ing loft prop­erly can save on bills

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