General Advice

New kitchen appliances carry an energy rating label which rate energy efficiency on a scale from A - G. When buying new appliances look for A rated products which are more energy efficient and cost less to run.

Do not under or overload appliances such as dishwashers and washing machines.

For washing machines, a 40°C rather than 60°C wash cycle cuts electricity use by approximately a third. (Modern washing powders and detergents can work equally effectively at lower temperatures.)

Defrost your freezer regularly to save energy and extend the operating life.

Equipment on stand-by uses up to 20% of the energy it would use when fully on. When an appliance is not in use, turn it off fully.

Using one unit of electricity in your home releases twice as much CO2 as one unit of gas.

The use of renewable technologies (such as solar water heating) avoids the harmful greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.

Check out our newly released BER Estimator.