Cost2Build best tips for saving energy

Energy-efficient lighting

There are two main types of energy saving light bulbs available in the UK – Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs).

LEDs are available to fit most fittings and are more efficient than CFLs, saving you more money in the long term. By replacing all halogen downlighters in your home with LED alternatives, you could save about £35 per year on your electricity bills.

Draught-proof your home

Draught-proofing your property could save you up to £70 per year.

To draught-proof your home you should block up unwanted gaps that let cold air in and warm air out. Saving warm air means you’ll use less energy to heat your home, so you’ll save money as well as making your home nice and warm. But remember to open your windows and let your home breath during the day.