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Talk Money Week: 7 ways to save energy this winter – part 2

Posted: November 9, 2023

Today we’ve got the second part of our top tips to save energy this winter. You can catch up on the first four top tips here.


  1. Insulating with window film

Cost to you: Usually around £7 – £10

Savings: up to £43 per year

One of the cheapest and most effective ways for households to save money is with window film. This will help reduce the amount of warmth lost, and could save up to £43 each year on energy bills.


  1. Draught-proofing windows and doors

Cost to you: Around £5 for two rolls of draught-excluder tape

Savings: Around £504 per year

Draught-excluders stop heat from escaping by blocking gaps in doors. For windows, a roll of draught excluder tape will also do the job nicely. This is another very cheap but effective way to save energy and money, as preventing warm air escaping will mean you use less energy to heat your home.

If you would like assistance draught proofing windows and doors, please give us a call on 0300 123 2640.


  1. Switching to LED light bulbs

Cost to you: Around £2.50 per bulb

Savings: £7 per bulb per year

An energy-saving bulb uses less electricity to give the same amount of light as a traditional bulb. The Energy Saving Trust worked out that in a typical household, for every 60 watt bulb replaced in your home, you could save up to £7 per bulb per year. It can also reduce your carbon emissions by up to 40kg per year.

Remember, our expert Energy Advisers are free and are here to help with personalised advice on the best ways for you to save energy and money. If you would like to speak to one of the team, please call us on 0300 123 2640 or email customerservice@hillcrest.org.uk.

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