Five great ways to cut your energy bill this winter

Wednesday, 21 October 2015  |  Admin

Five great ways to cut your energy bill this winter 

The nights are drawing in, the weather's getting chillier and the last thing you need on top of the winter blues is soaring energy bills. Here at Protect the Planet, we know how important it is to do our bit for the environment, as well as your bank balance. The truth is, with a few small changes, you can make big savings - for the planet and your pocket - without having to resort to wearing four jumpers and a hat all winter!

Standby savings

Leaving your devices on standby is an energy drain and one of the easiest areas to make savings. Remember to turn things off at the wall, or invest in a handy standby saver device which will do it for you - it'll save the money you spend on it in no time. And don't leave lights on in rooms that aren't being used - winter is the perfect time to dim the lights, draw the curtains and create a cosy, relaxing atmosphere anyway!

Keep draughts out

Many of us live in traditional old buildings which, while full of period charm, are also full of draughts. Draughts let the cold air in and your precious heating out, meaning you spend more. If you can't stretch to fully re-insulating your home (although do look into any Green Deals that are available in your area for help with this) then draught excluders, window seals and chimney pillows are a must-have. 

Burn a logsaver

Nothing beats the warmth of an open fire. If you're lucky enough to have a real fireplace in your home, why not try burning a logsaver instead of pricey wood or smelly coal? A logsaver is clever product which lets you roll unwanted newspaper, junk mail and cardboard into a log roll which will burn for up to an hour. Genius.

Get an eco-kettle

There's no getting through winter without a constant stream of hot tea/coffee/chocolate/beverage of your choice! It's the British way. So make sure your kettle is up to the job and not wasting valuable energy while you're making a brew.

Turn your heating down

We're definitely not saying you should put up with a frosty home but turning your thermostat for your heating and your water heater down a couple of degrees will still keep you toasty - but make important energy savings. Turn radiators off in rooms you're not using too.

Check out our range of energy saving products to help you on your way to a cosy and cheaper winter.