101 ways to save energy and money

We could all do with using a little less energy around the home, but the temptation to turn the thermostat up always rises as the temperature falls – so if you’re in need of some ways to save energy and money, we’ve got 101 of them right here…

*Between 1 July and 31 December 2020, people who have switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with Uswitch saved an average of £216

1. Switch energy suppliers

If you’ve never switched energy suppliers, there’s a good chance your energy supplier has you sitting on one of its more expensive tariffs, which means swapping suppliers is an instant way to save money.

You can compare deals and switch with UKPower in the time it takes to make a cuppa, simply choose the deal you like best and we’ll handle the rest of the switch for you.

You should be with your new supplier and saving money within 17 days (probably sooner), and there’s no need for any digging or drilling as your gas and electricity will be delivered to your home using the same pipes and cables.

Switch to a better deal

Switch energy supplier to save money on your annual energy bills

 

2. Don’t leave lights on

Make sure all lights are switched off in rooms that aren’t being used. No matter what type of lights and fittings you use, switching a light off for just a few seconds will save more energy than it takes for the light to start up again and can save around £15 a year, according to the Energy Savings Trust.

Switch off the lights

Tip number two in our 101 ways to save energy and money is a simple one - make sure all lights are switched off in rooms that aren’t being used.

 

Click here to run an energy price comparison, and see if you could be paying less for your gas and electricity.

Les Roberts - Energy Expert at UKPower

Les Roberts - Energy Expert at UKPower

If you’ve got an issue with your energy supplier, our consumer champion Les is on hand to help. A decade in consumer affairs means Les understands how confusing energy tariffs can be, so he'll cut through the jargon to help make sure you get the best deal.