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Energy efficiency

Our Support team can help you in a number of ways - one

of these is offering money-saving tips and helping you with

your finances.

We've already done a lot of work to make your home efficient

with the latest heating systems, quality roofing, wall

insulation and modern windows and doors.

But there are always extra things that we can all do to save

money, and the environment too.

1. Turn your thermostat down - reducing your room

temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10%

and typically saves around £50 per year.

2. Check your boiler - your cylinder thermostat should be

set at 60°C/140°F.

3. Close your curtains at night - this helps to keep

heat in the room.

4. Turn off lights - when you leave a room, flick that

switch or turn down that dimmer.

5. Don't leave appliances on standby - as well as TVs,

don't forget laptops and mobile phones which may be on

charge unnecessarily.

6. Try not to part-load machines - did you know that a

full-load of a washing machine, dishwasher or tumble dryer

uses less energy than two half-loads.

7. Only boil as much water as you need to - make

sure the elements of the kettle are covered with water.

8. Use energy saving light bulbs - they last up to 10

times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one can save you

at least £45 over the lifetime of the bulb.

9. Do a home energy check - walk around your home

and work out where you can make the best savings.

10. Wrap up warm - consider an extra layer of clothing

rather than turning up the thermostat.

11. If it gets hot, turn down the thermostat - don't

open the windows, as you are paying for heat to escape

through the window.

12. Use your timer - so your heating goes off just before

you go to bed and comes on again just before you get up.

2,657 tenants were

provided with financial

support in 2019/20 - an

increase from 2,516 in

2018/19.

You could be eligible for a Warm Home Discount

rebate. The 2020/21 scheme opened on 12 October

and you could get as much as £140 off your

electricity bill.

Check gov.uk to see if you are eligible.

Did you know?

North Lincolnshire Council re-introduced their free

bulky item collection service last month. You can request

a collection for a day that suits you - book online at

northlincs.gov.uk

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