Winter tips to beat the chill
From wrapping up your pipes to only using the water you need, now is the perfect time to get your home winter ready.
Customers with a smart meter can view their hourly water use online to see the water they’re using. Smart meter customers typically use around 13% less water each year!
Our winter water saving tips can help you save on your energy bills and beat the freeze. It’s the small changes that make the biggest difference.
Follow these tips to beat the chill this winter.
Insulate your pipes
Start by cutting the insulation pipe sleeve to the length you need. Wrap it onto the pipe and secure with tape, clamp, or cable ties. Presto!
Check your radiators
Your radiators could have air in them preventing them from heating properly. Check for cold spots at the top, gurgling noises and if it takes longer to heat up.
Clear gutters and drains
Help water drain away from your home by clearing clogged gutters and pipes twice a year. This will help prevent water spilling and structural damage too.
Locate your stop tap
Know where your stop tap is and how to operate it to turn it off quickly. This will help in the event of an emergency such as a leak.
Have a plumber at hand
Keep the name and number of a qualified plumber in case of an emergency. We recommend a WaterSafe approved plumber.
Take shorter showers
If a family of four each reduced their shower time by one minute, they could save up to £95 in water and energy per year.