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How to Lower your Energy Bills this Winter

By 9th November 2023News

4 Easy steps to save up to £200.00 per year on your energy bills:


  • Turning radiator valves down to a lower setting in rooms you are not using could save up to £50 per year.
  • Washing your clothes at a lower temperature and changing from 40 degrees to 30 degrees means you could get 3 cycles instead of 2 using the same amount of energy. This could save £20 per year.
  • Turning appliances off at the socket could save you up to £50 per year.
  • Reducing your shower length to 4 minutes will save water and energy and could save you up to £40 per year.
  • Switching to energy saving lightbulbs could save up to £40 per year


Government schemes & benefits:

Many government schemes support free or subsidised energy-saving measures. These aim to help vulnerable people and encourage energy efficiency in your homes. Some schemes are provided directly through your supplier.

Check if you qualify for the government’s:

Winter Fuel Payment – a fuel payment for people born on or before 25 September 1957.

Cold Weather Payment – a payment for every 7 days of very cold weather between November and March.

Warm Home Discount – a discount for some people getting Pension Credit or some people in low-income household.

Household Support Fund – a funding package to help vulnerable households. Contact your local council for advice and help on accessing the fund.


Grants & Services from suppliers:

Many energy companies offer schemes or grants to help with home heating and energy costs. Some are open to anyone – you don’t need to be a customer.

Contact your supplier to find out what they offer.

Citizens Advice lists grants some larger suppliers offer.

Ask about being put on your supplier’s Priority Services Register. This is a free energy support service if you are vulnerable.