It then suggests relying on the heat and light of the sun rather than from a provider.
This means opening the curtains on south-facing windows during the day to make the most of the brightness produced naturally, while insulation can help to keep warmth in.
The newspaper adds lowering the temperature of a water heater is another good move – "most are set at 140 degrees, but you'll have plenty of hot water at 115 to 120 degrees," it states.
Sealing the chimney is the final step towards a home with increased energy efficiency and smaller invoices from dual fuel providers.
Stephanie Barton, writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, recently suggested turning electrical appliances off when they are not in use can have a big effect on power consumption.
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