The Big Energy Saving Week 2020
Updated: Feb 2
Millions of people are paying over the odds for their fuel. We saw the 20th of January 2020 start The Big Energy Saving Week, which saw us holding outreach events at 6 locations. By making a few changes, be it reducing the time spent in the shower or boiling only the amount of water that you need - we can reduce our energy bills!
We engaged with communities in Birtley, Chopwell, Felling, Gateshead and Teams and shared some energy saving times to help reduce their energy bill and save our environment.
#BESW20 Use your power to make a difference!
Switching and saving money on your energy bills shouldn't be too difficult! By visiting the Citizens Advice Energy Comparison tool you can take the hassle and stress out of switching and find out how much you can save on your bills. https://energycompare.citizensadvice.org.uk/
Energy Saving Tips
Hear are some top 5 energy saving tips.
Use a bowl to wash-up rather than running a tap, reduce your washing machine use by one cycle a week, and only fill the kettle with the water you need and you could save around £36 a year in the kitchen.
A dripping tap can waste more than 5,300 litres of
water a year, so make sure your taps are properly turned off and change washers promptly when taps start to drip.
Spend one minute less in the shower each day and a family of four could save £75 a year on energy and
A running tap wastes more than 6 litres of water every minute, so turn off the tap while brushing your
teeth, shaving, or washing your face.
Replacing an inefficient shower head with a water efficient one could save a household of four people
around £70 a year off gas bills and around £115 a year off water bills.
To find out more about ways to save, please visit: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/our-campaigns/all-our-current-campaigns/besw/20-ways-to-save/