With energy bills at an all-time high, you might find you are facing difficulties. Here are some useful links for help and some top tips for saving energy.

If you are struggling with paying your rent, please contact the Haig Housing Income team on 020 8685 5777 (option 2) or incomes@haighousing.org.uk


Help with your energy bills



Contact your energy supplier if you can’t afford your energy bills



Simple tips to reduce your energy bills

Get into everyday energy-saving habits to reduce your fuel bills. It’s good for the environment too!

  • Switch off standby – turn off electrical appliances at the plug – most can be turned off with upsetting their programming (check the instructions though)
  • Draught-proof windows and doors and letter boxes to stop cold air entering
  • Draw curtains at dusk and open them during the day – this acts as a barrier and prevents heat loss
  • Open curtains during the day to take advantage of sunlight in the winter to keep your house warm
  • Turn off lights and use LED bulbs
  • Wash cloths at 30-40°C – higher temperatures cost more and reduce use if you can
  • Avoid using the tumbledryer – dry clothes outside where possible
  • Do not dry clothes directly on radiators – this stops the warm air flow around the room
  • Adjust your boiler settings – set the heating to come on 20 minutes before you get out of bed to warm the house
  • Turn the thermostat down by one degree
  • Shorter showers – keep your shower time to just 4 minutes and swap your bath for a shower
  • Avoid overfilling the kettle – just fill it with amount you need
  • Fill your dishwasher – make sure you run a full load and use the eco setting if you have one

Find more energy saving tips at the Energy Saving Trust