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Video guide: How to cut your household energy bills

We asked an expert from the Energy Saving Trust to look around a house and offer quick-fix tips on how to save on gas and electricity bills.

Small ways to save

This video was filmed as part of Energy Saving Week last October.

This annual event aims to educate people about the little things we can all do to save money on gas and electricity bills.

Switching providers isn’t the only way to cut costs when it comes to gas and electricity.

Did you know that cavity wall insulation could save up to £135 a year?

And small fixes, such as draught-proofing windows and doors can save up to £30 a year.

You can even save money by using your everyday appliances more efficiently.

For example, if everyone boiled only the amount of water needed each time they used the kettle, it would save enough electricity to power the UK’s street lights for two months.

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Lois Avery

Lois Avery

Lois joined in 2010 after working for Dyson and as a local newspaper reporter in Wiltshire. After a year writing financial journalism at, Lois won the 2011 'most promising newcomer' at the BIBA journalist of the year awards.

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