Advice and general information
Simple steps to reduce your bills
• Turn radiators down in rooms which you only use occasionally.
• Switch your lights off when you’re not using them.
• Turn appliances like TVs and phone chargers off at the wall rather than leaving them
on standby when they’re not being used.
• Get on down. Turning your thermostat down by 1˚C could cut your heating bills by up to
10 per cent and save you around £100 a year.
• Don’t get in hot water. Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat shouldn’t need to be
set any higher than 60ºC/140ºF.
• Turn it off. Don’t leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave appliances on
charge unnecessarily. It all adds up and wastes money.
• Wash wisely. Remember to use the half load or economy programmes if you’re not filling
up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher.
• Care for your kettle. Only boil as much water as you need, but remember to cover the
elements if you’re using an electric kettle.
• Staying warm. Draw curtains over windows at night to provide insulation for the room.
• Move furniture away from radiators and heaters to allow heat to circulate around the room.
• Open internal doors of any rooms that get more sun than others and let the warm air
travel around your home.
Tackling fuel poverty together
Norwich City Council and Norwich Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB) have joined forces in the fight against fuel poverty.
When we have already seen a huge rise in energy costs and are in the midst of an economic downturn, there is no better time to help people make sure that heating their home is affordable.
For more advice on saving energy please visit the following websites: