M.A.D. Less Waste, More Money

The UK is officially the biggest energy waster in Europe. Our worst habits are leaving mobile phone chargers, appliances (like the TV, DVD, HiFi) on standby and leaving lights on.  'Switching things off' could save up to  £300 in a year.

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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.
See what you could you do this week to reduce your energy bills, save yourself money and reduce your impact on the environment.

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