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Although UK energy bills have been rising, you could actually save money by using energy more efficiently throughout your home.

Most of us are not used to thinking about how we use the energy that powers our homes. But simple changes to your daily habits can have a huge effect on the gas and electricity bills that drop through your door.

The energy saving tips and information on this site are designed to help you control the impact of rising energy bills without effecting your lifestyle.

The key is to see your home differently

The key to making big savings on your home energy bills is to view your home as a living energy system with individual parts that affect each other.

creating an energy efficient homeFor example, if you install energy efficient double glazed windows and loft insulation, when it's time to replace your boiler and heating system, you may be able to manage with a smaller one that costs less, because the windows and walls will retain the heated air inside better than a home without efficient windows and insulation. And because heating makes up the majority of your energy bills, you'll save the most money by reducing your heating needs.

Applying energy saving improvements in your home will not only make your home more comfortable, but can also deliver long-term financial rewards. Permanently lower energy bills will more than make up for the higher cost of installing energy efficient appliances and improvements.

How much can you save on your home energy bills?

It's easy to start saving energy right now and you don't have to spend any money to reduce your energy bills. Applying these no-cost energy saving tips around your home can save you hundreds of pounds a year.

As well as changing your daily energy habits, you can also install energy efficient products and appliances around your home. These efficient products don't always cost more than inefficient ones but will use less energy so are cheaper to maintain and run.

Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Save £5-£10 per year / cost recovered in 6 months

Hot Water Tank Insulation
Save £10 per year / cost recovered in 1 year

Draught Proofing
Save £35 per year / cost recovered in 3 years

Heating Controls
Save £50 per year / cost recovered in 2-5 years

Double Glazed Windows
Save £40 per year / cost recovered in 5 years

Loft Insulation
Save £80-£100 per year / cost recovered in 2-6 years

Cavity Wall Insulation
Save £130 per year / cost recovered in 3 years

Replace Old Boiler
Save £120-£200 per year / cost recovered in 4-5 years

Where to get free home energy saving advice

If you have any questions about saving energy at home, your energy supplier may be able to offer you free advice, information packs and discounts on energy saving products. You can also contact the Energy Saving Trust which offers free and impartial advice via their local Advice Centres on 0800 512012. Please note that this website is not affiliated with any of these companies or organisations.

Energy Saving Tip: Key holes and letter boxes can let heat out and draughts in. Fit a nylon brush seal or a spring flap and put a cover over a key hole to keep the heat in.

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