BIG ENERGY SAVING WEEK – 5 Of TWC’s Best Energy Saving Tips

You may not know that next Monday marks the beginning of Big Energy Saving Week, a national campaign established by Citizens Advice aimed at helping people cut their energy bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to.

There seems to be no escape from costly household fuel costs as the majority of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers continue to up gas and electricity prices, but trust us, there’s plenty you can do to bring these costs down, starting with one of the most overlooked energy saving tips.

  1. Switch energy supplier

The Energy Saving Trust says that nine million UK households haven’t switched energy deals for six years, each missing out on around £1,500 of savings. Don’t be one of them!

It literally takes two minutes to try and find a more competitive energy tariff on a comparison site. All you need are your existing gas and electricity bills. The smaller energy suppliers often offer the best deals, so don’t hesitate to choose them as companies like Bulb and Ovo Energy have very good reputations.

  1. Replace your old windows and doors

It might be 20, 30 years or even longer since your existing windows and doors were fitted and if that’s the case it’s highly unlikely that they will be delivering anywhere near the standard of thermal efficiency your home needs.

Huge strides have been made in window and door technology in recent years and the modern window and door offers an incredibly high level of thermal performance – an A++ rated design being the most energy efficient you can buy.

  1. Time your heating to perfection

If there’s no-one in the house there’s no reason to have your heating on – it’s just wasted energy and wasted money!

Use the timer function on your heating system regularly so that it coincides with the house being occupied. You should also only heat the rooms you use most frequently rather than every room. There are even devices available that enable you to control your heating via an app on your smartphone to make it easy.

  1. Unplug your charged devices

We constantly need to charge our phones, tablets and laptops. When charging and the battery level hits 100% you should immediately unplug the charger as leaving it in will see it continue consuming energy.

Overcharging mobile devices isn’t something you should do any way as it will strain and shorten the battery life and leave you counting the cost.

  1. Only boil your kettle once

The UK loves its tea! If you’re a perennial cuppa lover avoid boiling your kettle to heat the water and then repeating the routine just a few minutes later.

It should only be boiled as and when you want a drink and you should only fill the kettle with the appropriate amount of water you need. Most kettles have a barometer showing you how much water you need to make a certain amount of cups, so take notice of it.


Every single product manufactured by The Window Centre is designed to save you money on energy. See the full extent of our amazingly diverse product range at our Swindon showroom.





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