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Energy saving advice for renters

View of houses in an inner city suburb

Free or low-cost ways to save money on energy if you rent your home.

If you rent your home you might not be allowed to make the improvements that will keep your warm and lower your bills. But there are lots of free or low-cost things you can do to save you money on your gas and electricity.

Here are some things that you can do yourself which are free.

Heating | Fridges and freezers | Cooking | Washing | Hot water | Appliances
More things you can do for free | Do it yourself (cheaply)


This probably costs you the most, so make sure you’re not wasting heat:

Close up of a person turning down a central heating thermostat

Fridges and freezers

Fridges and freezers use electricity all the time, so it’s worth helping them use less:


S person in the kitchen replaces the lid on a saucepan to prevent the room becoming too steamy


Hot water

More things you can do for free

Do it yourself (cheaply)

If you can afford to spend a small amount, it will pay off in the long run as you save on your gas and electricity bills.

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