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1. Take a shower instead of a bath. Baths use up to five times as much hot water
2. Check room temperatures. Turning your room thermostat down by one-degree could cut your annual heating bills by 10%
3. Don't leave appliances on standby. A TV on standby uses 75% of the energy it uses when turned on
4. Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat should be set at 60 degrees Centigrade. The hotter the water the more power is used
5. When cooking make sure the cooking ring matches the size of the pot or saucepan. Put lids on saucepans and turn down the heat immediately after a pan boils
6. Only boil as much water in your kettle as you need (ensuring that the element is covered)
7. Keep your freezer full and don't put hot food in the freezer or fridge, let it cool to room temperature first
8. If you're not filling up your washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half load or economy programme
9. Don't put furniture in front of radiators as they can absorb heat
10. Don't dry clothes on a radiator
11. Close your curtains at dusk to prevent heat escaping from windows
12. Always turn off lights when you leave a room
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