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Monitor and reduce your household energy usage


Change your habits and start saving energy and money now!

Energy saving advice

There's plenty of practical advice to help you reduce your household energy usage on the Energy Saving Trust website. Much of it is easy to include in your daily routine.

Or you can download our leaflet  Icon for pdf How to lower your energy bills (PDF, 2.4mb) .

Are you getting the best deal from your energy supplier?

Shopping around can save you up to £200 on your gas and electricity bill. You can arrange a Managing Money Better appointment with us, find out how to on our Save money on your energy bills page.

Energy monitor loan scheme

You can borrow an energy monitor for free, just like a library book, from any of the county's libraries. This will help you manage your energy use more effectively. The monitor will show you:

  • how much energy you are using in your home at any time and how much it costs,
  • how energy use increases when you use certain appliances such as the kettle or an electric shower,
  • whether you've left anything on before going out or going to bed.

Smart Meters

A smart meter is a new kind of gas and electricity meter that can digitally send meter readings to your energy supplier for more accurate energy bills. Smart meters come with in home displays, so you can better understand your energy usage.

Smart meters measure how much gas and electricity you are using and what it's costing you. With a smart meter you can wave goodbye to complicated meter readings. The meter automatically sends your readings to your energy supplier at least once a month, so you will receive accurate and not estimated bills.

Every household in Britain can get a smart meter as part of the national rollout. Your energy supplier will install them in your home at no extra cost.

Go to the Smart Energy web page to find information from energy suppliers on their plans for installing smart meters and how you can contact them to request yours.

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