Reduce your energy use

The average household could save £200 a year by taking energy efficiency measures.

This is equivalent to a saving of around 2 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

£5 billion is wasted on energy in the UK every year. This is enough to give every man, woman and child £84 a year in the UK.

Some tips and facts about saving energy

  • An energy efficient light bulb will save you £68 in electricity over the bulb’s lifetime.
  • Increase loft insulation to 250 mm (10″)
    • Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save enough energy to meet the needs of 15,000 households.
  • Swap your old fridge freezer for a new ‘A’ rated model
    • Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save enough money to pay David Beckham’s salary.
  • Insulate your hot water cylinder
    • Every one in North Yorkshire doing so would save up to £2 million a year off our collective fuel bills. That’s enough money to pay the annual wages of 130 new police officers.
  • Using a 40°C wash cycle rather than 60°C means you use a third less electricity. Modern washing powders and detergents work just as effectively at lower temperatures for your average wash.

Increase energy efficiency