Energy Saving Tips from Home Energy Scotland
Stay warm and cosy
Manage your heating controls -Correctly using a programmer, room thermostat and thermostatic radiator valves can help you save up to £80 a year.
Use the Timer - Most heating systems have the options to be programmed to times that suit you. Set the heating to switch off just before you go to bed or leave the house, this will keep you nice and warm and you won't waste energy heating the house while you are asleep or not in.
Turn it down - Turning your central heating thermostat down by one degree could save another £80 a year. We recommend you set your room thermostat to between 18-21°C.
Lighting the way
Lighting makes up 18% of your electricity bill. Households will have a mix of different light fittings, by changing which bulbs you use and how you are using them can cut the amount you’re spending on lighting.
LEDs – Making the switch to LED bulbs can save you up to £35 each year. LEDs are the most energy efficient bulbs available, followed by the regular energy saving bulbs.
Turn them off – Turn your lights off when you’re not using them. If you switch a light off for just a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again, regardless of the type of light. This will save you around £13 on your energy bills over the course of a year.
Home Energy Scotland is here to help
Home Energy Scotland’s advice network is open Monday – Friday, 8am-8pm and Saturday between 9am – 5pm. To find out how Home Energy Scotland can help you, call free on 0808 808 2282 and quote GW_HA_Winter_17 or email
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