Posted on: December 27th 2022   •    Posted in: General News

Simple changes to save energy

Here are some tips that could help your energy bill.

Simple swaps

If you currently use a tumble dryer, consider an electric clothes airer instead – particularly for those days when you can’t dry your clothes outside.

You could use around 2.75 kWh* less if you switch.

*kWh (kilowatt hours) are the units used to measure how much power is used by an appliance. It works out as the watt power of an appliance divided by 1,000 (when used for one hour

Simple swaps to save energy

Looking for a more energy-efficient way to cook? Slow cookers, air fryers and microwaves can be great alternatives to using your oven.

Swaps to save energy

Further hints and tips to save energy

  • Cutting a minute off your shower time could save not only energy costs but water costs too.
  • Ensure your washing machine is full and on a cooler cycle.
  • Don’t overfill the kettle. The more water you boil, the more energy you use.
  • Try not to leave your devices on standby.
  • Use ‘Eco’ mode on appliances if you can. Up to 90% of a washing machine’s energy is to heat the water.

Damp and mould

If you’ve noticed mould or damp in your home, contact our Repairs team on 0300 3300 900 and choose options 1, 1 and 2.

If this is the first time you’ve reported this, one of our technicians will visit your home to carry out a mould wash. They’ll also see if they can spot anything causing the problem and carry out any required repairs. We’ll then contact you after eight weeks to see if this has helped, or if we need to take further action.

If, after this time, the problem has not been resolved, a surveyor will visit you to investigate further what could be causing this. We will identify and arrange works required, and share this with you, including timescales for completion. Once these have been completed, we’ll check back with you again to ensure the problem hasn’t returned.

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