Step 1

Replace your five most used light fixtures and/or bulbs with Energy Saving bulbs.

Turn off your home electronics, even those on standby – “standby mode” still uses energy to power features like clock displays.

Unplug battery chargers when they are not in use or have finished charging batteries – chargers draw on power continuously.

Limit your use of portable heaters – they’re great for spot heating but are expensive to run.

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Step 2

Monitor how much electricity you use on your electricity meter.

Your meter measures the amount of electricity you use in kilowatt-units. Each dial on the meter represents one digit in the total number of kilowatt-units you’ve used.

Most meters are easy-to-read – if you need help please FREEPHONE 1800 817 383.

To submit your meter readings please log in to ‘My Account’ or FREEPHONE 1800 817 383.

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Step 3

A few small changes to your household routine can create small savings which add up to big savings on your annual electricity bills.

Turn off your oven or burners when food is almost ready and let existing heat finish the cooking for you.

Dust your fridge the next time you dust your house – Check the coils behind the refrigerator and use coil vacuums or dusters to clean it off and keep costs down.

Switch to Budget Energy Economy 7 Direct Debit Electricity Tariff