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Jersey Consumer Council

Utilites Category

Utilities – especially the procurement of our domestic energy – matter to all of us. In this section we aim to help Island consumers gain a greater understanding of their utility consumption levels and suggest how we can use them more efficiently – whether it be our water, gas, electricity, oil or coal.

Energy Saving’s

October 23, 2015 Utilites No Comments

Top Energy Saving Tips

  • Turn your thermostat down by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent and typically saves around £65 per year. If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time.
  • Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60°C/140°F.
  • Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows and check for draughts around windows and doors.
  • Turn off the lights when you leave a room. Use energy saving light bulb last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and can save you around £50 over the bulb’s lifetime.
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