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More basic energy-saving tips

  • by JW

“a homeowner’s guide to maximising energy efficiency”


As energy prices are set to soar, the government has made certain commitments:

Chancellor’s statement to the House – Energy Price Cap – GOV.UK

Although some have pointed out that the ‘energy price cap’ could be applied further up the chain:

UK Energy Price Cap Increase Helps Suppliers Pass on Costs

UK rejects fresh calls for a windfall tax on oil and gas profits

Interestingly, on the Continent, further and swifter measures have been put into place:

As UK households feel pressure, how are other European countries tackling energy crisis? | Cost of living crisis | The Guardian

Meanwhile, back in the UK, here are some tips on how to handle the rising costs of household energy:

Should I fix my energy prices? How to manage the cost of your gas and electricity bills after price cap rise |

How to reduce your energy costs: Tips to combat rising prices as mum-of-two manages bills with smart meter |

One couple on how they learnt to manage their money  | Daily Mail Online

32 ways to save money and start reducing your energy bills before April price hike – Daily Record

Finally, here’s “a homeowner’s guide to maximising energy efficiency during COVID-19 and beyond”:

After spending more time at home than ever before, you may have noticed your bills go up. Now is as good a time as any to focus on how you can maximise your energy efficiency at home. We all know the way we live has an impact on the world around us – so if you can start making changes at home, you can reduce this impact.
Choosing to live more sustainably could mean reducing heat loss, upgrading old appliances to newer, more energy-efficient models, changing the way you buy furniture and homewares, or even exploring new energy sources. We explore lots of practical advice you can start actioning today, and look at how consumer energy usage behaviours could change after COVID-19.
An introduction to energy efficiency (01)

Using resources more efficiently (02)

The pandemic (03)
Useful links (04)

Homeowner’s Guide To Energy Efficiency – Cotswold Company