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Measures to reduce fuel bills ROI*
water tank insulation energy saving Lagging 1
loft insulation energy saving Loft Insulation 2
cavity wall insulation energy saving Cavity Wall Insulation 2.3
underfloor insulation energy saving Underfloor Insulation 4.4
solid wall insulation energy saving Solid Wall Insulation 15.8
solar energy energy saving Solar Hot Water 35
double glazing energy saving Double Glazing 58.1

*ROI is the time it takes in years to return the investment in fuel savings for an average gas heated 3 bed semi-detached house. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used.

Renewable Energy Measures ROI**
ground source heat pump Heat Pumps
- Replacing Electric
4 to 8
ground source heat pump Heat Pumps
- Replacing LPG
120 to 239
wind power Wind Power 13 to 52
solar PV Solar Photovoltaics 23 to 60

**ROI is the time it takes in years to return the investment in electricity savings. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used.

Money
Saving
Tips
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Savings 
Each Year
 Money
Savings
Each Year
 CO2
Savings
Each Year
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dishwasher energy saving tips Dishwashers
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30kWh -
90kWh
£4.62 -
£13.86

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11.01kg -
33.03kg
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Run the machine full and less often

boil less water in kettle energy saving tips Boiling Water
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82kWh -
164kWh
£12.628 -
£25.256

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30.09kg -
60.19kg
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Boil only what you need. Savings depend on how much tea you drink!

fridge freezer energy saving tips Fridge Freezers
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50kWh -
400kWh
£7.7 -
£61.6

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18.35kg -
146.8kg
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Fridge maintenance. Savings depend on size, age and rating

dmoney saving tips tumble drying Tumble Dryers
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90kWh -
350kWh
£13.86 -
£53.9

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33.03kg -
128.45kg
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Operate Less often, clean filters, part dry clothes?

differnce in cost of shallow or deep bath Baths
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700kWh -
1400kWh
£30.1 -
£215.6

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147kg -
513.8kg
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Have shallower baths and consider how you heat water

change energy supplier to save money Change Supplier
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0kWh -
0kWh
£0 -
£500

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0 -
0
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save money and have a beerSwitch! This is the single simplest way of saving money. This is equivalent to 100 pints of beer!

shower or power shower which is cheaper Shower of Power Shower
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120kWh -
1100kWh
£18.48 -
£242

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25.2kg -
403.7kg
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Aviod immersion heated power showers

save money and energy with good loft insulation Install Loft Insulation
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3000kWh -
3750kWh
£129 -
£161.25

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630kg -
787.5kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

save money and energy with good loft insulation Improve Loft Insulation
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1000kWh -
1500kWh
£43 -
£64.5

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210kg -
315kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

This table is under construction there are more tips here.

Archived Articles

Green Deal Cashback Scheme

Green Deal Cashback Scheme

Early adopters of the Green Deal may be able to claim cashback on the cost of their energy saving improvements.

The scheme will run for a limited period only while funds last and will work on a first come first served basis. It is open to any householder making improvements under the Green Deal; this includes home owners and those renting privately or in social housing.

 

Energy Companies Obligation (ECO)

Free Insulation for some!

The Energy Companies Obligation ECO provides grants to cover all or part of the cost of energy efficiency measures in low-income households and communities. It is works alongside the Green Deal to help to those on low incomes and benefits or in deprived areas to install energy saving improvements without having to take out a Green Deal loan. In addition ECO provides special grants towards the cost of solid wall insulation or properties with ‘hard to treat’ cavity walls as these measures can be very costly to install.

 

Feed in Tariff Scheme Guide

The Feed In Tariff (FIT) scheme offers guaranteed cash payments to households that produce their own electricity using renewable technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels (PV) or wind turbines. You can be paid for the electricity you generate, even if you use it yourself, and for any surplus electricity you export to the grid. Also you'll save money on your electricity bill, because you'll be generating your own electricity.

 

Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat (RHI) Incentive is similar to FIT, but for heat generation. It offers guaranteed cash payments for both householders and businesses that generate their own heating from renewable technologies. The RHI will guarantee regular 'tariff' payments for each kWh of heat generated by the renewable heat system. The RHI for non-domestic sectors (industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit) has already been launched. RHI for domestic households is expected to be launched later this summer 2013, however some details have been released:-

 

Confused about the Green Deal?

Confused about the Green Deal? Read our guide and FAQs

The Green Deal helps people make energy saving improvements to their home or business. This could include insulation, upgrading a boiler, double glazing or installing renewable energy technology such as solar panels. The Green Deal is basically a special type of loan to pay for energy saving improvements to your home. It means you don’t have to pay for the work up front; instead you pay for it over time through your electricity bill. The aim is that your monthly repayments will be covered by the savings you'll make as a result of having the measures installed. Home owners, tenants (in privately rented or local authority/social housing) and businesses can all apply for the Green Deal, it is not means tested. So how does it work in practice? There are 4 key steps which you will need to follow:-

 


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