• Turn off the tap when you brush your teeth – this can save 6 litres of water per minute.
  • Place a cistern displacement device in your toilet cistern to reduce the volume of water used in each flush. You can get one of these from your water provider.
  • Take a shorter shower. Shower can use anything between 6 and 45 litres per minute.
  • Always use full loads in your washing machine and dishwasher – this cuts out unnecessary washes in between.
  • Fix a dripping tap. A dripping tap can waste 15 litres of water a day, or 5,500 litres of water a year.
  • Install a water butt to your drainpipe and use the water collected to water your plants, clean your car and wash your windows.
  • Water your garden with a watering can rather than a hosepipe. A hosepipe uses 1,000 litres of water an hour. Mulching your plants (with bark chippings, heavy compost or straw) and watering in the early morning and late afternoon will reduce evaporation and also save water.
  • Fill a jug with tap water and place this in your fridge. This will mean you do not have to leave the cold tap running for the water to run cold before you fill your glass.
  • Install a water meter. When you’re paying your utility provider for exactly how much water you use, laid out in an itemised bill, there’s an incentive to waste less of the stuff.
  • Invest in water-efficient goods when you need to replace household products. You can now buy water-efficient showerheads, taps, toilets, washing machines, dishwashers and many other water-saving products.
  • Always ensure you with the most competitive provider.  With prices constantly rising always shop around and ensure you are getting the best deal
  • Turn your heating off. Yes, really. If you’re going to be out of the house all day, simply set it to come on just before you return in the evening and it should be nice and toasty for your arrival.
  • Keep all the doors closed and close off any un-used rooms so you’re not heating places you’re not going to spend your time in. Close your curtains when it starts to get dark, but keep them open during the day to let any sun in.
  • Turn the thermostat down. Sounds ridiculous we know, but turning you stat down just one degree can cut your energy consumption (and your bills) by 10%
  • Only heat the room you’re in. If you’re spending the whole evening in your bedroom, don’t put the heating on for the whole house, just use a portable heater in that room for a few hours.
  • Don’t put your wet laundry on your radiators.  Leave your radiators to do the job they were intended to do. Get an airer, it will also save you money on the cost of running your tumble-drier.
  • Try putting tin foil psnels behind your radiators to reflect the heat into the room rather than being wasted into the wall.
  • Insulate you windows, doors & floors.
  • Purchase thermal curtains