Experts' five top tips to slash your energy bills

CAMPAIGNERS are being to get Rotherham residents to switch off and cut down in a bid to slash energy use.

The Energy Saving Trust, Citizens Advice and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have teamed up to encourage people to save cash and fuel by following these five tips:

1. Change your bulbs 

If you're still using old halogen bulbs, you’re costing yourself money for no reason. 

Switching to LED bulbs will save you around £35 per year — and if everyone in Yorkshire and Humber did it, the collective saving is £18 million.

2. Cool down a bit

If you can comfortably turn down your thermostat by just one degree you’d save £80 per year. Yorkshire and Humber would save £68 million.

3. Switch off

Despite this being one of the easiest savings possible, people are still leaving things on standby. Cut your reliance on the red light and save £30 every year. 

The Yorkshire and Humber would save £52 million if we all took control.

4. Don't splash out

We love a cuppa, but are you boiling too much? Only boiling what you need will save you £7 a year - but you know how those cuppas add up! 

Tea addicts in Yorkshire and Humber would save £3.9 million in just one year!

5.Switch suppliers

Changing energy supplier takes minutes to arrange, but it could save you £300 this year. Search for Citizens Advice Price Comparison Tool or log on to to see how much you could save. 

Yorkshire and Humber’s two million missed out on £300 last year by not switching!

Big Energy Saving Week runs until Sunday, and aims to help households slash their energy bills by taking control of their energy spend. 

For free advice on switching energy supplier or to find assistance in your area, call Citizens Advice on 03454 04 05 06 or visit the CAB website.