Beat the winter chills & save on your energy bills!

In the lead up to Christmas, we’re launching our Winter Warmer campaign and sharing our top tips to help you keep your home warm and save on your heating bills.

We work with a range of organisations who can offer support. Did you know the Bromley By Bow Centre, on St Leonard’s Street in Bow, support people who may be struggling to pay their energy bills? They hold drop in advice sessions every Wednesday, from 9.30am – 12.30pm.

LEAP (Local Energy Advice Partnership) offer advice on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce energy bills.

Here are just a few of our top tips:

  • You could save up to £200 by switching their energy supplier. Find more at Money Saving Expert.
  • If you were born on before 5th April 1954, did you know you may be eligible for the Government’s Winter Fuel Payment? You could receive between £100 - £300 help to pay your heating bills. You can claim anytime between now and the 31st March 2020.
  • Turning down the thermostat by 1 degree can reduce your heating bills by up to 10 percent – saving you around £50 per year.
  • Don’t leave electrical items on standby to prevent further wastage keeping laptops and mobile phones charging unnecessarily.
  • Draw your curtains at dusk and make sure curtains or furniture do not block your radiators.
  • Wash your clothes at 30c with a full load all the time to reduce the energy you use
  • Find out if you’re on the right tariff by contacting your energy provider. You can also check on sites like Uswitch to see if you could reduce your costs and get a better deal. 
  • Got a draught? Draught excluders around windows and doors (insulating tape) is an affordable investment that can reduce the cost of your bills. Fitting it is easy peasy, just make sure it fits snugly.
  • Wooden floors add a nice touch to homes but did you know heat can easily escape it? To avoid getting cold feet, try using a warm rug to cover up gaps so that your feet stays warm.
  • Lots of warmth can escape your home through windows. If you have curtains, try closing them before it gets dark & whilst you’re out of the house.How about getting a pair of thermal curtains? This will make you feel cosy and warm.

Keep an eye on our social media for more on staying snug and cosy without breaking the bank this winter.


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