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What are the spots?carbon dioxide emissionsfuel costs They show the relative Cost Savings and Reduced CO2 emissions.

Each Year
Each Year
Each Year
dishwasher energy saving tips Dishwashers
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30kWh -
£4.62 -

11.01kg -

Run the machine full and less often

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

30.09kg -

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 -
£7.7 -

18.35kg -

Fridge maintenance. Savings depend on size, age and rating

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

33.03kg -

Operate Less often, clean filters, part dry clothes?

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

147kg -

Have shallower baths and consider how you heat water

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

0 -

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 -
£18.48 -

25.2kg -

Aviod immersion heated power showers

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

630kg -

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 -
£43 -

210kg -

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.

Measures to reduce fuel bills: 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.
Measure ROI*
hot water tank insulation save energy save money Lagging 1 Year
loft insulation energy saving Loft Insulation 2 Years
cavity wall insulation energy saving Cavity Wall Insulation 2.3 Years
underfloor insulation energy saving Underfloor Insulation 4.4 Years
solid wall insulation energy saving Solid Wall Insulation 15.8 Years
double glazing energy saving Double Glazing 58.1 Years
Renewable Energy Measures ROI** is the time it takes in years to return the investment in energy. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used (FIT or RHI).
Measure ROI**
solar hot water energy saving costs Solar Hot Water 11 to 62 Years
ground source heat pump investment costs Heat Pumps 4 to 81 Years
domestic wind power costs Wind Power 16 to 32 Years
solar PV costs and investment Solar Photovoltaics 13 ± 3 Years

Household Fuels

Fuel Prices

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Domestic Fuel Prices

Most of this site is dedicated to giving its visitors useful indicative cost information related to the use of energy in and around your place of residence. Depending upon what is within your control where you live, it is hoped that this information will help you save money and help you make sensible cost based decisions regarding what equipment to invest in, to reduce costs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:46

More on Fuel Prices

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Extracted Energy from Fuel

For combustible fuels the fuel prices on the home page of this site and in the fuels page indicate the price per kWh of the fuels if burned at close to 100% efficiency. They indicate the maximum extractable, “locked up”, chemical energy within the fuels. No equipment (boiler or fire) burns the fuel with 100% efficiency. So the actual cost per kWh is always higher. This is indicated on many of the pages on this site, showing for example the difference between a modern boiler and an old inefficient boiler.

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 March 2017 10:47

Carbon Dioxide and Fuel Costs

fuel prices in the uk carbon dioxide from fuels

Most of this site focuses on cost and the belief that if environmental measures are cost effective then people will adopt them. We show with evidence which are the most cost effective measures to adopt in your domestic situation to save you money and as a consequence help the environment and which costs need to be driven down or grant funded to increase uptake.

Climate Change and CO2 emissions are also covered in the site, look in these sections for much more detail.

The CO2 emission data from the below table is taken from the Carbon Trust. The table also has the cost data to compare with this so that you can get a feel for cost of energy and the consequence of the fuel type on the environment.

N.B. Wood Pellets do actually emit more CO2 than this when burned, but it is regarded as a renewable source and on growing more wood for more wood pellets the CO2 is reabsorbed by the growing trees. So the net CO2 emission is low.

Different fuel prices per kWh
Different fuel prices per kWh

Well from this we should all be burning wood pellets to keep warm, they are fairly cheap and their net carbon dioxide emissions are the lowest.  The problem is that if we all switched we would run out of trees and the price would go up!

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 March 2017 16:53

Heating Oil Prices and Buying Guide

To calculate our average price of heating oil in the UK we collect a sample of quotes for delivery of 1000 litres of standard kerosene delivered in a standard tanker on normal delivery timescales (usually 1 week – 10 days). We do this once every quarter.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:54


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