The consumer group Which? have outlined the main ways in which domestic energy users can reduce their energy consumption as well as their energy bills.
Which? have advised that running your dishwasher, washing machine or tumble dryer half-full is a frequent way in which electricity is wasted, they advise using an eco-cycle if possible, which could reduce your energy use by an average of 16%.
The consumer group also suggest that households should schedule heating to turn off when it is not needed, such as during the night or when everyone is out, which could offer potential reductions of more than 50%, in comparison to round-the-clock heating. Leaving appliances on standby, or leaving them turned on when not in use, can cost you up to £30 a year, Which? advise to turn your appliances off when they’re not needed.
They also report by upgrading all your lights to LEDs you could save up to £180 a year on your energy bills.
Consumers are advised to stop placing warm food into your fridge or freezer and leaving the door open for longer than necessary, this can mean the appliance must work harder, and therefore use more energy to remain cold.
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