Energy saving

Doing little things can make a big difference to our bills. And if we all do them together, it could make a big difference to the planet too.

Five energy saving tips

Sustainability is a big part of what we’re all about here at British Gas Evolve. That’s why we only offer 100% renewable electricity. To help the planet even more – as well as take some pressure off your wallet – here’s a list of simple things you can do to save energy, every day.

1. Turn appliances off at the plug

Did you know that some appliances still use energy when they’re plugged in, even if they’re turned off? Turn them off at the plug when you’re not using them and you could save around £35 a year.

2. Change your shower head

Water-efficient shower heads restrict the amount of water that flows through them without you noticing a thing. Using one in a household of four could save up to £75 a year on gas for water heating, plus £120 a year on water bills if you have a water meter.

3. Turn your heating down by 1°C

Turning your heating down by just one degree might not seem like a lot but could save you as much as £60 a year, according to The Energy Saving Trust. As long as your thermostat’s set between 18°C and 21°C, you shouldn’t even notice the difference.

4. Switch your lights

LEDs come in different fittings, all sorts of sizes and can last up to ten years. If the average UK household replaced all of their bulbs with LEDs, it would cost about £100 and save up to £40 a year on bills. So the long-term savings really stack up.

5. Move the sofa

Furniture pressed up against radiators can stop heat reaching the room. Move things an inch or two away so warmth circulates better – and you get cosy faster.

All savings provided by the Energy Saving Trust Heating and savings statistics bulletin 2020/2021.

Extra steps you can take

For more on saving gas, electricity and generally improving your energy efficiency, you’ll find a helpful guide here.

Energy saving guide