You shouldn’t have to worry about boring bills when watching the big game on TV! We’ve gathered a few quick and easy changes you can make at home to save some energy in your home and help you feel more in control. Find out how requesting a smart meter, with the accompanying in-home display, could help you track your energy usage and make sure goalkeepers aren’t making the only savings.
How to save energy at home
There are lots of ways you can cut down energy use in your home.
We've put together a list of 5 easy ways to save energy.
1. Line your curtains
Curtains lined with a layer of heavy material can reduce heat loss from a room through the window at night and cut draughts.You could even line them using your clubs colours!
2. Get the barbecue out
If the weather's good, having a BBQ saves on the energy used by your oven, and it’s a great way of making more of an event of the football - even if it's just for the two of you watching. Plus, you get to save on the washing up – double win!
3. Cook half-time treats using the microwave
Microwaves are one of themost energy-efficient ways to cook.Unlike your oven that heats both the food and the air around it, microwaves only heat the food itself, using less energy.Tip:Remember to switch your microwave off at the wall when you’re not using it, otherwise it will draw electricity to power the clock.
4. Turn appliances off at the wall
Switching appliances off at the plug saves energy.
So, remember to switch your TV off when you've finished watching a game – no matter the outcome of the match, your energy bill savings will always be a win. Just ensure you’re not recording anything else!
5. Ask your energy supplier for a smart meter
Getting a smart meter installed is a great way to monitor the energy you are consuming.
The handy in-home display shows you how much you are spending in near-real time, and if you're on a prepay tariff, you can top up during half-time without leaving the sofa.
Visit our smart meter reviews to find out more about how people are using their new meters to save energy and stay in control.