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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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Each Year
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Savings
Each Year
 CO2
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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.

Buying Household Appliances

Many new domestic appliances carry an EU energy label which rates products from A-G for energy efficiency where A is most energy efficient and G least energy efficient. However these ratings do not provide an indication of actual energy costs and can be misleading; it does not follow that all A rated appliances cost the same to run, in some categories a B rated appliance can cost less to run than an A rated appliance. Confused? Well this section provides you with the facts about the energy consumption of various domestic appliances; it includes guidance on actual energy costs and whether energy consumption should be a factor in your purchasing decision. Click on the different products below to help you compare energy costs.

Cookers Televisions Dish Washers Fridge Freezer Washing Machine Washer Dryer Tumble Dryer




Cookers

oven energy costsmoneyInformation on the energy consumption and running costs of cooking appliances is not readily available. Energy efficiency labelling is in place for electric ovens but not for gas ovens. Also there are no energy labels for hobs, either electric or gas. So if you are choosing a new cooker, how can you assess likely running costs and are differences in running costs sufficient to influence your purchasing decision? Below are some tips to help you.

 

Dishwashers

dish washer running costsmoneyDishwashers carry an EU energy label which rates products from A-G for energy efficiency, cleaning performance and drying performance. The vast majority of products are at least A rated for energy.

 

Televisions

cost to run a television for 1 hour

The running costs of TVs vary greatly depending on a number of factors:-

 

Tumble Dryers

washer dryer running costsmoney Drying your clothes in a tumble dryer can be expensive as they consume large amounts of energy. The EU energy label for tumble dryers is calculated using the cotton drying cycle with a maximum load. Products are rated A – G according to the energy required per kilogramme of washing.

 

Fridge Freezer

fridge freezer energy consumptionmoneyFridges and freezers are switched on 24 hours a day 7 days a week so running costs are high. All new fridges and freezers carry an EU energy efficiency rating from A++ (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient). The vast majority of products are at least A rated. However for refrigeration products the rating is not based on actual energy consumption but the energy efficiency in relation to size (the internal volume of the compartments).

 

Washing Machines

washing machiune runnning costs money

For washing machines the energy efficiency scale is calculated using a cotton cycle at 60°C (140°F) with a maximum declared load. This load is typically 6 kg. The energy efficiency index is in kWh per kilogramme of washing.

 

Washer Dryers

washing machine energy to operateWasher dryers are regarded as a separate category on the energy efficiency scale to ordinary washersand so an A rated washer dryer cannot be compared with an A rated washing machine. The energy consumption figures are based on a full wash and dry cycle with a maximum load. The table below shows the costs of using the wash cycle only or the full wash and dry cycle on a typical washer dryer machine.

 


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