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Energy Saving Week (ESW) is a national campaign from 17-23 January every year. It focuses on raising public awareness of making homes more energy efficient and getting the best deal possible from your energy supplier. This is the 8th year of EWS, and with the current energy crisis, it is probably the most important yet.
Energy Saving Week is an excellent way to promote energy-saving initiatives that can help us reduce our carbon footprints and help take care of our planet. This year the aim is to provide practical advice on saving money and energy in your home. At Bywaters, we’ve compiled a short list of how you can save this Energy Saving Week.
Electricity bill government scheme
Households across the country will be getting help with their energy bills as part of the government’s £400 energy grant. The payments will be made automatically over six months to households with a domestic electricity connection. During the cost-of-living crisis and energy price hikes the United Kingdom has recently faced, this scheme aims to support the country.
The Warm Home Discount Scheme
As with the Energy Bill government scheme, this grant has been put together to help ease the pressure on those impacted by the recent price increases. The Warm Home Discount Scheme is an invaluable resource for eligible households struggling with energy costs during the winter months. It provides a one-off discount of £150 towards your electricity bill between October 2022 and March 2023. The discount applies to the household’s electricity bill, though it may be possible to receive the money on your gas bill if you receive both forms of energy from one supplier. Check with your provider to find out if you’re eligible and get some well-deserved relief!
Away from the grants mentioned, there are also practical ways your energy bills can be reduced, one of which is renewable energy sources. Renewable energy sources offer an increasingly attractive option for homeowners looking to save money on their energy bills and benefit the environment simultaneously. The most popular renewable energy sources for residential use are rooftop solar panels, geothermal heating, and wind turbines. Each of these has distinct benefits, and with the help of government incentives, renewable energy solutions can pay for themselves over the short-to-medium term.
Rooftop solar is one of the most cost-effective investments – lowering your utility bill from day one and rewarding you with feed-in tariffs for surplus electricity you export to the grid. Geothermal systems require a higher initial investment but will eventually provide cheaper and more consistent heating than traditional methods. Wind turbines have become more affordable over recent years, although finding suitable sites away from obstructions in residential areas can be difficult. Whatever type you choose, renewable energy can be a great way of reducing your environmental impact while saving money in the long run.
Thanks to solar power, our brand-new electric dustcarts, our Material Recycling Facility, and even our offices can all benefit from a clean, renewable energy source. It allows us to lessen our carbon footprint drastically while helping lower operating costs – something that will undoubtedly benefit our organisation’s future.
Minor changes for Energy Saving Week
During Energy Saving Week in the UK, you can make plenty of small changes around the home to save money and energy. From simple gestures like switching off appliances to unplugging devices that are not being used to more significant investments such as replacing traditional light bulbs with LED alternatives – every action makes a difference! Washing clothes at a lower temperature and ensuring they are all full loads can also lead to savings on your electricity bill. You can purchase home insulation kits or draught excluders to reduce heat loss. Overall, taking small daily steps can dramatically reduce our energy consumption, resulting in cost savings while helping the environment.
Your Energy saving week 2023
Energy Saving Week is an initiative that has been gaining traction over the years as more people become aware of how they can help reduce energy consumption. The national program seeks to provide education on switching energy suppliers or tariffs to save money whilst reducing fuel spend. This, in turn, improves the efficiency of households by cutting down their energy use and increasing their savings. It also encourages initiatives such as replacing old lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs – a cheaper and infinitely more efficient option. With such initiatives being economically incentivised, Energy Saving Week looks set to contribute positively towards reducing household emissions and improving sustainability – making it beneficial for both parties involved.
Carbon reduction is a core value at Bywaters, as evidenced by our Net Zero by 2030 plan. Whether you’re in a house, office space or an industrial building, we must all do our best to reduce energy consumption and costs. Let us know what steps you take to reduce energy consumption and expenses by speaking to us directly on our social media: