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How football fans can save energy at home

22 May 2021

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 you money on your energy bills. 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, which will help you save money on your energy bills. With a few small changes you could save over £160 a year. Find out how:

We've put together a list of 5 easy ways to save energy, so you can relax in front of the footie without worrying about what it's costing you:

1. Cook for everyone at once

If you’ve got a busy household gathering to watch the game, catering for everyone can bring the match atmosphere into your living room!

Cooking up treats in the microwave uses less energy than the oven, so why not give our mojito microwave cake a try?

Or if that doesn't take your fancy, check out our low energy recipes for more inspiration.

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. Only boil the water you need

Your kitchen appliances may be using more energy than you think - filling the kettle only with the amount of water that you need could save you around £6 a year. So be sparing when popping for that half-time cuppa.

And it’ll help the kettle boil faster too – not bad for a small change!

4. Turn appliances off at the wall

Switching appliances off at the plug saves energy. And according to the Energy Saving Trust it could save you as much as £35 a year.

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 money.

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