If the thought of opening your electricity bill is giving you the willies, especially when winter is on the way, join us for a bit of a stock-take of your energy saving habits.
There are lots of ways you can cut the cost of your power bill, it just means being a little more aware of a few lifestyle habits and making a plan to save – and stay cosy – for the long term. Let us show you how …
1. Heat yourself, not the room
Dress for the weather and put a jumper on, rather than popping the heater on. The same goes for your kids. Don't have them playing in the living room in a t-shirt and jeans with the heater blasting. Just add a jumper and turn that heater down - or off, even!
Heated blankets are a cosy way to stay warm when you're watching a movie or having story time - and adequate bedding will keep them - and you - toasty warm at night.
Grown-ups can make the most of hot water bottles to cosy up their day, too.