Saving Energy

Sustainable Wareham Energy Information

5 most expensive Household appliances and percentage contribution to typical energy bill*

1.  14%  Wet appliances: washing machines, dishwashers, tumble dryers

Tip: Wash at low temperatures, fill dishwasher and use eco setting, only use tumble dryer sparingly

2.  13%. Fridge / Fridge freezer – on 24 hours

Tip: Only buy highest rated equipment – it will repay investment

3.  6%  Consumer Electronics: TVs, game consoles, laptops etc

Tip: Turn off rather than leave on standby

4.  5% Lighting

Tip: replace all lights with LED’s and switch off rooms not using

5.  4% Cooking: Hob, kettle, oven, microwave

Tip: Microwaves more efficient than ovens. Do not overfill kettles. Use slow cooker if available

*According to Energy Saving Trust

Current Government Energy Price Guarantee

Oct 2022 –  April 2023

Gas:    10.3p  per Kwh

standing charge 29.49p per day

Electricity.   34.00 p per Kwh

standing charge 46.36p per day

Grants

All households – £400. Paid in 6 lots of £66 through bills

Pensioners extra £300 so total of £500 for a couple

Certain benefit claimants £950 plus £150 for disabled

gov.uk/guidance/getting-the-energy-bills-support-scheme-discount

Suggested ways to save on Gas usage

1.  Turn down thermostats – every 1 degree can save 10%

2.  Use timer on central heating so only on when needed

3.  Use draught excluders on doors and windows

4.  Close curtains at dusk to save heat loss

5.  Ensure Water tank stores water at just 55 degrees (if there is one)

6.  Adjust flow temperature to radiators and set at 0 degrees and no more

7.  Adjust combi boiler control to lowest comfortable setting – trial and error

8.  Install solar panels to heat the water

9.  Consider heat pump when replacing  gas boiler

Help with Energy Bills

These companies can help their customers in serious difficulties:

OVO, British Gas, Scottish Power, EON, EDF, Octopus, Shell

Call and discuss the situation

Further Advice

energysavingtrust.org.uk

Citizens Advice: edpcitizensadvice.org.uk/

gov.uk/improve-energy-efficiency

heatgeek.com

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