How to save energy at home

 We’ve worked with Energy Saving Trust to create a home energy savings tool


The Energy Saving Trust is an independent organisation that helps homes and businesses use less energy.

Help your clients discover how efficient their home is – and the changes that could save them money on energy bills.
 

How to save energy at home

Use the Energy Saving Trust tool with your clients to understand the changes that could make their home more energy efficient. By answering a few questions they can get a personalised action plan.

Their plan will include:
  • Estimated Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating
  • CO2 emissions estimate
  • Energy costs
  • Ideas for energy saving home improvements.
From insulation to boilers, the action plan will include information on the changes they could make, how much they may cost and the amount they could reduce their bills.
 
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Energy saving tool


Help your clients answer a few questions about their home to access a personalised plan which could help them use less energy.

Estimates of home improvement costs and potential savings are based on the information you input into the tool and on assumptions made about properties like yours. YBS cannot make any guarantee about the costs of the work required or any savings that can be made and you are responsible for making your own decision. Your action plan does not replace an assessment from a qualified installer. We suggest getting at least three quotes before making any decisions.

Saving energy at home

Saving energy might help to reduce household bills – and help the environment. Here are some tips to share with your clients:

 

 

Check energy labels


When buying a new appliance, look out for its energy label.

The higher the rating, the more energy efficient it is, which helps reduce the environmental impact and save on running costs.

Choosing an appliance with an ‘A’ rating will be more energy efficient to run.

 

Try shorter showers


Setting a time limit on your morning shower could help you save.

A 4-minute shower could save a typical household £95 a year on their bills, and an extra £60 if you’re on a water meter.

Try putting on a song to help you keep track of the minutes.
 

 

Insulate to save


Insulating means you’ll use less fuel to heat your home, and you could reduce your carbon emissions by 1310kgs of C02 per year in a detached house.

Insulating your home can be a reliable way to save heat in the winter, keep cool in the summer and save money on your energy bills.
 

 

Turn down the thermostat


Turning the thermostat down in your home by one degree may not seem like much.

Adjusting your thermostat from 20C to 19C could save 10% on your heating bills every year.
 

 

Boil what you’ll need


Instead of a full kettle, boiling the water you need will get you a cuppa quicker, as well as saving you money.

Only boiling the amount of water you’re going to use could save up to £21.70 per year.

 

Unplug chargers


Unplug your mobile phone's charger when the battery is fully charged.

You could save up to £80 in energy bills by unplugging a charger when it’s not in use.