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Carry out a few energy saving tips and you could save 10-20% on the average utility bill. Especially as the weather gets colder and we're more likely to be using more anyway.
How much would that mean to a family of four ... with teenagers? All those mobile phones, TVs, DVD players, iPods, computers, laptops ....
What would 15-25% of your annual utility bills be worth to you? Here are a few ideas to save energy and money:
- Don’t leave appliances on standby – switch them off! TVs, DVDs, video recorders. Save about £40 a year.
- Unplug mobile phone and MP3 chargers – this could save enough electricity to power 115,000 homes.
- Switch off the computer at the end of the day, switch off monitors, printers, scanners when not in use.
- Change to energy efficient light bulbs and switch off lights when leaving a room.
- Wash clothes at lower temperatures and save 40% less energy. Avoid using a tumble dryer.
- Turn your thermostat down by 1C and save 10% on your heating bill.
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