Big Energy Saving Week – Monday 27 to Friday 31 January 2014.
The week aims to raise awareness of energy and efficiency issues among the UK public through joint working between the voluntary sector and energy suppliers. 361 Energy are part of the Big Energy Saving Network and are offering free Energy Advice Clinics until the middle of March.
The week has taken place twice previously and is funded by the largest six energy companies., with involvement from Citizens Advice Bureau, Energy Saving Trust, Age UK, ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), Consumer Futures, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), Ofgem, Energy UK and National Energy Action.
To find out more visit www.bigenergysavingweek.org.uk
or phone The Energy Saving Trust on 0300 123 1234.
According to figures from the Energy Saving Trust, the UK could collectively save nearly £4.4 billion on energy bills if householders took three energy saving actions in the home.
- Turn it off – Make sure you turn your lights, appliances and chargers off when you’re not using them. Virtually all electrical and electronic appliances can safely be turned off at the plug without upsetting their systems.
- Turn it down – Many households have their central heating set higher than they need, without even realising it. If it’s too warm inside, try turning your room thermostat down by one degree and see if you are still at a comfortable temperature. Every degree that you turn it down will make additional savings to your heating bill.
- Let there be light – Households can now get LED spotlights that are bright enough to replace halogens, as well as regular energy saving bulbs (‘compact fluorescent lamps’ or CFLs) for pretty much everything else. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and fittings and can save households money on their energy bills.