What is Big Energy Saving Week?
Big Energy Saving Week 2024 is a week-long initiative that focuses on empowering people to take control of their energy consumption and make informed decisions about energy usage. It provides guidance on how to reduce energy waste, improve home insulation, and access financial support for energy bills.
When is Big Energy Saving Week?
Big Energy Saving Week was started by the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy in 2012. Since then, it has been an annual campaign to focus on the issues of fuel poverty and energy inefficiency.
Big Energy Saving Week typically takes place in January each year. In 2024, it will run from January 17th to January 23rd.
How to Get Involved in Big Energy Saving Week 2024?
Participating in Big Energy Saving Week is easy and can lead to long-term savings. Here are some tips and ideas:
Check Your Energy Bills: Review your energy bills to understand your consumption and identify potential areas for savings.
Install a Smart Meter: monitor your usage to work out what uses the most energy.
Turn Dow the Dial: turn down the thermostat on your heater or radiator, your boiler flow temperature, or shower temperature to see how much energy you can save.
Eliminate Standby: how many devices are left on standby rather than being turned off at the plug?
Reduce the Frequency of Activities: from batch cooking to lift sharing and office closure days, consider what you can combine or reduce to save energy. At Robinson Grace, we close the office every Wednesday to reduce travel for staff and heating and lighting used in the office.
Seek Energy Advice: Reach out to local energy advice services or online resources for tips on reducing energy waste and improving energy efficiency.
Let There be Light: change light bulbs to energy saving versions.
Upgrade Home Insulation: Explore options for better insulation, such as adding insulation to your attic, walls, or floors to keep your home warmer and reduce heating costs.
Swap for Energy Efficient Products: from toilet cistern devices to energy efficient shower heads and rechargeable batteries, there are many quick wins that can impact your energy usage around the home and office.
Switch Energy Suppliers: Consider switching to an energy supplier that offers better rates or renewable energy options to lower your energy bills.
Access Financial Support: Check if you are eligible for government grants or financial assistance programs to help with energy bills, especially if you are on a low income.
Spread the Word: Share energy-saving tips and information with friends and family to help them save money on their energy bills too. Employers are encouraged to spread awareness and consider ways to reduce energy consumption and costs.
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