02 March 2015

Energy Saving Tips for Appliances

Switching appliances off standby can save around £20 a year.

When boiling water, heat only the amount of water you need in the kettle and always keep the lid on a saucepan.

The optimum temperature for a fridge is 3°C to 5°C, a freezer works best at minus 18°C. Both appliances function more efficiently if they are kept full and regularly defrosted.

Where possible wash clothes at 30°C, this uses up to 40% less energy. Try not to use a tumble drier but line dry washing outside.

Buying electrical appliances with a higher energy efficiency rating (A is most efficient, G is least efficient) may cost more at first but will save you energy and money on bills in the long run.