Keeping energy bills down might sound like a grown-up thing to do, but there are loads of ways for the kids to get involved too.
They’re super easy, can help protect the planet – and best of all, you can buy new toys with all the money you save!
1. Wear a jumper
Even in spring, the evenings can get chilly. Rather than reaching for the thermostat, get your kids to grab their favourite jumper. The few kilowatts saved can really add up.
2. Play outside
Now that the sun’s started coming out for spring, the garden and the park are looking much more inviting. The kids won’t need much persuading to put down the tablet and have a kick about with their mates – and it’ll save electricity in the long run.
3. Switch it off
When your kids have watched enough TV or finished with their games console, remind them to turn it off properly. The £45 to £80 it could save in a year is enough for the latest football shirt!
4. Lights out
Turning off lights when you leave a room is a little tip that makes a big difference. Get your kids involved and you’ll soon find them reminding you to do it!
5. Turn off the tap
Another little change with big results. According to waterwise.org, if we brush our teeth twice a day for two minutes while leaving the water running, we could be wasting over 24 litres of water a day. It’s literally money down the drain – so it’s definitely worth it if your kids can tweak that habit.