Heating and hot water are responsible for about 75 per cent of a household's consumption, so reducing waste in these areas may lead to cheap gas and electricity bills.
Advice includes shortening the length of showers, insulating the hot water cistern and replacing worn washers on leaky taps.
The council's chair Dame Yve Buckland states: "Taking five minutes to consider these very simple water and energy saving tips could pay off in the long run and have the added benefit of helping to reduce your carbon footprint."
Mark Todd, director at energyhelpline.com, recently advised people to compare electricity prices online in order to secure the best deal.
Posted by Jim Tidy
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