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Save £400 on your bills with five energy saving tips

To mark Big Energy Saving Week, here’s a handy guide to help take control of household bills

The weather is turning, the clocks go back this weekend and thoughts are turning to keeping warm this winter. But it doesn’t have to mean higher bills. These simple ideas could mean around an extra £500 in your bank account in just 12 months.

  1. Install a smart thermostat

A recent survey for Duette® blinds revealed that ‘thermostat wars’ are happening all over the UK; with 88% of men admitting they turned the heating down without their partner knowing! In fact, the Energy Saving Trust say that families can save £85/year for each degree the thermostat is turned down. Smart thermostats take away the guesswork (and the arguments!) as you can control the temperature at home remotely, get to know how much heating your home is costing and stop wasting energy on empty rooms.

  1. Take care in the kitchen

Simply by washing clothes at 30oC; using a bowl to wash up instead of under hot running water; only filling the kettle with the amount of water you need – £43 a year

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  1. Install Duette® blinds

Smart insulating blinds start paying for themselves as soon as they are fitted. Innovative honeycomb design prevents heat escaping through windows, which in turn lowers heating bills. Duette® blinds are proven reduce heat loss by up to 46% and can reduce heating bills by up to a quarter over the course of a year saving up to £150

  1. Fit radiator reflectors

These clever products stop heat escaping through the wall behind your radiator, so rooms stays cosy. They can reflect an impressive 95% of the wasted heat from the rear of the radiator back into the room and could save households up to £40 a year.

  1. Turn off appliances that are usually left on standby

Simply switching off Tvs, laptops and set top boxes can save up to £80 in a year

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