Top energy saving tips

Energy efficiency is a hot topic in Ireland - and using less gas and electricity isn’t just good for the environment, it can save you money on your gas and electricity bills too.

Energy efficiency is a hot topic in Ireland - and using less gas and electricity isn’t just good for the environment, it can save you money on your gas and electricity bills too.

The biggest saving you can make on your energy bill is by using our free gas and electricity comparison service to compare suppliers and find the best deal for you It takes just minutes to get personalised results, and you could save hundreds of Euro per year when you switch your gas and electricity.

Once you’ve done that, take a look at our energy-saving tips to save even more money on your gas and electricity bills.

Switcher’s top energy saving tips

  • Draughts: Seal off your windows and doors to make sure you’re not losing heat due to draughts.
  • 1 degree: Turn your heating down by one degree - this could knock 10% off your heating bill.
  • Curtains: Much of the heat loss from a house occurs through the windows, particularly if they are single glazed. So keep your curtains closed at night, even in empty rooms, and ensure that the curtains don’t hang over the radiators as that will just funnel all your heat out the window.
  • Boiling water: Only put as much water as you need in the kettle, so if you’re making a cup of tea for one, don’t fill it to the top.
  • Light bulbs: Replace your lightbulbs with energy-efficient ones. They use a fraction of the electricity and last up to 10 times longer.
  • Standby: Turn appliances off, don’t keep them on standby. This will save up to 20% of your appliances’ energy use.
  • Energy grants: Talk to your energy supplier or the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). There is a lot of money available for grants and financial help to install energy saving measures, like insulation.

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