Energy Saving Week is taking place from 17 – 23 January.
But what is it, and why should you care?
Well, it’s a campaign encouraging UK households to become more aware of their energy use.
It’s an annual campaign started in 2012 by the Citizens Advice Bureau and government departments.
With that in mind, here are some tips on how to get more energy-smart, financially savvy and planet-friendly.
Start with your bills
A good starting point is to review your energy bills thoroughly. This helps you understand your consumption patterns and identify areas where you can reduce excessive use, leading to more efficient energy usage and cost savings.
Ask an expert
Seek advice and information from trusted sources on the internet. We like the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Energy Saving Trust and Ofgem (Office of Gas and Electricity Markets).
These platforms offer invaluable tips on reducing energy waste and improving efficiency.
Improving home insulation
A significant focus of this year’s Energy Saving Week is upgrading home insulation. By insulating key areas like attics, walls and floors, you can retain more heat in your home, reducing the need for extensive heating. This is good for your pocket and the planet.
Play the field
Consider looking at what different energy suppliers have to offer. Switching to a provider that offers competitive rates or renewable energy sources can substantially lower your energy bills. This week is the perfect opportunity to compare options and find a better deal that works for you.
Energy Saving Week highlights various government grants and financial assistance for those on a limited budget. These are designed to help households struggling with energy costs, ensuring that energy-saving measures are accessible to everyone.
Your Energy Saving Week plan
Here’s a quick plan to get the most out of the week.
- Review what you’re spending on energy.
- Take an hour to check out the independent advice websites in this article.
- Think about areas where you can improve insulation.
- Compare energy suppliers and what they offer.
- See what help is available around energy bills.
To learn about Energy Saving Week, visit the Citizens Advice Bureau website.
Thanks for reading.