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  • Household

    How big is your household?

    Did you know?

    The average household size in the UK is 2.3 people compared to 3.1 in 1960, despite the population rising 26%. The UK has a higher percentage of households with three or more children than three-quarters of the European Union.


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  • Lighting

    WHICH LIGHT BULBS DO USE MOST OFTEN?

    Did you know?

    In June we say Happy Birthday to the World’s Oldest Light Bulb. But there won’t be any candles needed with it being switched on for almost 113 years at the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department, USA. If every home in the UK switched to one extra LED bulb, it would be the equivalent of taking 73,000 cars off the road. That’s the same as taking every motor vehicle from the islands of Cape Verde.


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  • Heating

    AVERAGE TEMPERATURE YOU KEEP YOUR THERMOSTAT?

    Thermostat

    Did you know?

    The average household thermostat is set at 23C, that’s hotter than the average annual temperature of casino capital, Las Vegas. Yet you can feel like a Vegas winner by heating your room for just 8 pence a day. Simply place two flowerpots over four tea candles and let the warm air flow.


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  • Insulation

    HOW IS YOUR HOME INSULATED?

    Did you know?

    The Queen’s Buckingham Palace home is said to cost £2.2 million in fuel bills every year. It would cost £320m to build an energy efficient version with masses of insulation, and would cut her Majesty’s bills by 90%. If every UK household installed Cavity Wall Insulation, a saving of four million tonnes of CO2 would be made every year.


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  • Boiler

    HOW EFFICIENT IS YOUR BOILER?

    Boiler

    Did you know?

    Boilers account for over half of your energy bills every year and replacing an old one to an A-rated system could save as much as £490. If the entire UK went A-rated, enough energy would be saved to heat nearly 1.9 million homes for a whole year.


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  • Fuel

    WHAT DOES YOUR BOILER RUN ON?

    Did you know?

    Around 3.6million households in the UK aren’t connected to the main gas network so rely on LPG, or oil, which will generally have an efficiency of around 92% on newer models. Electricity and gas are the main sources of fuel for the United Kingdom. However, being plugged in at the socket could cost households up to £1,000 more.


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  • Savings

    FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAVE

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