Energy Efficiency

Being energy efficient will save you money on your heating and electricity bills, and it’s good for the environment. Here are some tips for making your home and lifestyle more energy friendly.

Home energy checklist

  • Install energy saving lightbulbs
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room
  • If your radiators have valves, turn the heating low in rooms which you rarely use
  • Don’t open your windows while the heating is on, or you will lose warmth
  • Wear a jumper in winter and have the heating on lower, rather than a t-shirt and the heating turned up high
  • Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle
  • Don’t leave electrical items on standby as they are still using energy
  • Try to buy energy efficient household appliances

Funding is available through REAP's Energy Redress Scheme to assist new tenants alleviate fuel poverty.  This will be offered to new tenants at their Settling in Visit by their Housing Officer and further information provided.  

Other steps you can take

  • Reduce your fuel compensation by walking or cycling instead of driving, when possible - or use public transport
  • Drive your car more smartly
  • Recycle as much household waste as you can
  • If you have space, make a compost pile in your garden
  • Think about installing solar panels, you can read about the government’s feed in tariffs, which pay you money for the electricity you generate

You can get advice from other websites including REAP, SCARF and the Energy Saving Trust.

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