Keep the oven door shut as much as possible – every time you open it, nearly a quarter of the heat escapes
Wait until you have a full load before putting on a wash. Two half-loads use more energy (and water) than one full load
Turn your heating down by 1 degree. You’ll hardly notice the change in temperature and it will save you around £75 per year
Make sure the heating is timed to come on only when there are people in the house
Buying a new TV, washing machine or dishwasher? Look out for the Energy Saving Trust recommended logo, and remember: the bigger the TV, the more energy it’ll use
When boiling water, only fill the kettle with as much as you’ll actually use (but make sure you cover the metal element at the base). This could save as much as £6 per year
Use a bowl for washing up and save around £25 per year
Switch off standby lights on TVs, computers, X-box, etc. when not in use - this could save you around £30 per year
Make sure all the lights are turned off when you go to bed, or use a low-wattage night light if you do need to leave one on
Use radiator valves to turn down heat in less used rooms (hallway and bedrooms).
Put on a jumper rather than turning the heating up!