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Tips for reducing electricity bill?

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RachelLyg Thu 06-Aug-20 10:08:27

Just that really smile.

We don’t use the tumble dryer, unless it’s winter and we’ve done a sheets and towels wash. Are those heated clothes racks cheaper?

We have gas central heating and water heating but everything else is electric.

We turn everything that has an LED off at the mains, when not in use (apart from the internet router, as it’s too time consuming to boot up again).

Any other ideas?

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imissthesouth Thu 06-Aug-20 10:14:19

I turn my internet router off overnight before I go to bed. Helps keep it ticking over well as a bonus, Try to cook less and have say a salad for lunch or dinner to reduce the usage of the oven. Don't overfil the kettle to avoid it using more energy, turning my computer off overnight (previously left it on sleep mode), using the microwave rather than the hob, and not using fans has helped me so far

RachelLyg Thu 06-Aug-20 10:18:46

My gran’s tip was always leave the oven door open after cooking. You’ve already paid for the heat, so may as well use it to heat the house as well.

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imissthesouth Thu 06-Aug-20 14:12:20

@RachelLyg
That's very clever actually

Allmyfavouritepeople Thu 06-Aug-20 14:16:48

Do you run a dehumidifier? We use less than the average house for gas but more than average for electricity and worked out it's the dehumidifier, worse than a dryer!

Crinkle77 Thu 06-Aug-20 14:28:50

RachelLyg

My gran’s tip was always leave the oven door open after cooking. You’ve already paid for the heat, so may as well use it to heat the house as well.

My mum says the same. She makes her own bread as she is a coeliac and has been known to put it in the back room when it's on so she can benefit from the heat of emits.

RachelLyg Thu 06-Aug-20 15:43:12

turning my computer off overnight (previously left it on sleep mode),

This one really adds up, especially if you’re doing it every night.

We also used to leave phones / iPads charging overnight. Now we switch the chargers off at the mains, when we go to bed and switch them back on in the morning, if they didn’t get to full charge the night before.

I also make a thermos flask of peppermint tea in the morning and drink it through the day. Peppermint tea is ok from a flask but flask coffee and standard tea seem to taste a bit funny.

We have extra blankets and hot water bottles, along with fleece hoodies and slippers for the winter. Although that saves in gas, rather than electric. We do put the heating on in the winter but the house isn’t heated to tropical island temperature smile.

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RachelLyg Thu 06-Aug-20 15:45:05

@Allmyfavouritepeople

No we don’t run a dehumidifier. We dry our clothes in the kitchen, on a rack, if we can’t hang outside. We always sit the kitchen if we’ve had washing drying in there.

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RachelLyg Thu 06-Aug-20 15:45:29

Air the kitchen not sit the kitchen!

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