Dreaming of a light Christmas energy bill

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Get the gift of reduced energy bills: Festive energy savings tips to help reduce New Year energy bills


The Consumer Council is encouraging households to be energy efficient this Christmas.  
Richard Williams, Head of Energy at The Consumer Council explains “It can be easy for energy consumption to increase over the Christmas holidays.  However there are a number of simple measures you can make to help reduce New Year energy bills.”

  • Ask Santa for a cheaper energy supplier – Check to see if you can get a better energy deal – use our online energy price comparison tool here
  • Elf time hours - If on Economy 7 save money by using large appliances at night time. 
  • Festive lights – Switch to more efficient LED Christmas lights and turn off room lights when the tree is lit. Consider purchasing a timer, otherwise remember to turn off the festive lights before going to bed.   
  • Christmas dinner - Leave the oven door open after cooking to let the heat warm your kitchen or dining area.
  • Christmas dishes – Make sure you fill the dishwasher before putting it on. The fuller the load, the more efficient the cycle. Same applies for the washing machine. 
  • Christmas gadgets - Turn your TVs, games consoles and computers off when not in use and don’t leave on standby. 

The Consumer Council has a range of resources, including our online electricity price comparison tool to our step by step guide to the switching process, to help consumers save money on their energy bills. Copies of all resources and guides are available to download from www.consumercouncil.org.uk, by contacting us on 0800 121 6022 or via Facebook or Twitter.

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