We want to help our residents reduce their energy bills, by providing top energy savings tips. Find out how to switch your energy provider with us and save money! You may also qualify for a Warm Home Discount Scheme, nearly a million pensioners across the UK will automatically receive £140 off their fuel bills as a result of government working closely with energy firms to cut their costs.
The deduction, called the Warm Home Discount Scheme, will be taken automatically from energy bills before March 2021, with most pensioners receiving their discounts between now and January. Further information can be found on at www.gov.uk.
Switch your energy supplier
When did you last switch your gas and electricity supply? Ofgem estimates that 20 million people in the UK are stuck on standard rate tariffs. That can cost them hundreds of pounds per year more than they need to.
JRHT have partnered with energy experts Energylinx. They've created a switching calculator. It allows you to compare the entire market in just a few minutes. You can see how much you could save in a year just by switching supplier. Once you have made your choice, Energylinx will manage the switching process. So you don’t need to worry about lots of additional work.
For any questions please look at our ‘Understanding JRHT’s Switching Service’ guide below.
Do you need support on how to use the calculator? Do you want to talk it over with a member of staff? Please ring our customer service team on 0800 587 0211 or 01904 735000. Alternatively, you can speak to one of Energlinx’s professional customer service team. They can help you switch on 01259 220084.
Don’t leave appliances on standby
You can save around £30 per year. Just remember to turn your appliances off standby mode.
Most electrical appliances can be switched off at the plug without upsetting their programming. You may want to think about getting a standby saver. It allows you to turn all your appliances off standby in one go.
Check the instructions for any appliances you aren’t sure about. Some satellite and digital TV recorders may need to be left plugged in. This is so they can keep track of any programmes you want to record.
Shorten your shower
Showers are great energy savers - having a shower uses 20% less energy than having a bath. If you already use a shower you can save even more money. Spend one minute less in the shower each day. You could save around £8 on your energy bills each year per person. With a water meter this could save a further £12 on annual water and sewerage bills. If everyone in a four person family did this, it would lead to a total saving of £80 a year.
Save money in the kitchen
It’s possible to save around £50 per year just by using your kitchen appliances more carefully:
- Use a bowl to wash up rather than a running tap and save £30 per year in energy bills.
- Only fill the kettle with the amount of water that you need and save around £7 per year.
- Reduce your washing machine usage by just one cycle per week and save £5 per year on energy. And a further £7 per year on metered water bills.
- Defrost fridges and freezers regularly to improve efficiency. Vacuum clean coils at the rear to allow heat to escape.
Take control of your heating
More than half the money spent on fuel bills goes towards providing heating and hot water. Using the controls you can set your heating and hot water to come on and off when you need them. Heat only the areas of your home that need heating. Set the temperature for each area of your home
By turning down your room thermostat by just one degree. You could save between £80 and £85 per year.