Carers Cost Cutting Guide

As the cost of living rises, our Carer Consultation Group have shared their top tips and tricks for saving money on every day life.

Carers Cost Cutting Guide – Energy Tips

  • If you have a thermostat – turn it down
  • Watch out for ‘electricity vampires’! These are electrical items that use up electricity unnecessarily. These include:
    • Chargers not connected to a device
    • Leaving appliances on standby
    • The bigger the TV, the more electricity consumed
    • Plug-in air fresheners
  • Bleed your radiators or make sure this is done during any annual service
  • Smart meters are a great way to gauge how much energy you are using each day
  • Hot water bottles, heated blankets, and ‘Oodies’ are good alternatives to putting the heating on
  • Only boil the kettle when needed, or boil it once and fill a flask to last you the day
  • No need to boil the kettle for cooking water – put water in a pot on the hob and cover it with a lid which will make the water boil quicker!
  • Smart plugs will turn off all devices plugged into one switch
  • Where possible, turn off devices at the wall at night
  • Shorter showers will save water and energy
  • Switch off lights when they are not in use
  • Slow cookers and air fryers will consume less electricity and gas

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Carers Cost Cutting Guide - Energy

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