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Save energy and save cash

Cut your motor costs: Insurance
When renewing, use comparison sites such as confised.com or moneysupermarket, average savings are around £200. Don't over estimate your mileage and adding immobiliser or keeping car garaged will reduce premiums. If you can pay the insurance in a lump sum rather than instalments. If your car is an old banger (with low value) consider TPFT (third party fire and theft) only cover which should reduce your prem. further.
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Switch energy providers
Every 6 months or so, if you've never switched the average saving is 15%. With rising fuel prices, there has never been a better time to change your energy provider.
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Use energy saving bulbs
Energy saving bulbs help the environment and last up to 12 times longer than conventional bulbs.
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Want to create your own energy? Visit clear-skies.org
Visit clear-skies.org for information on receiving a government grant and to find an approved installer from the MCS (Micro Generation Scheme).
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Make your fuel - its legal.
The UK government allows you to make 2,500 litres of bio fuel per year, tax free. Patrick Whetman at Goat Industries makes kits - see vegetableoildiesel.co.uk. A processor will cost ~£1000 - also take into account the required insurance for potential damage. Average cost per litre is reckoned to be around 10p per litre.
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Saving kettle electricity
Kettles suck leccy at 2000W, So always only boil the amount of hot water required and reach for the off switch when boiling instead of waiting for the auto shut off.
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Use Delayed Start feature of your washing machine
Each load can cost over 50p. So use delayed start to take advantage of cheap (less than half price) overnight electricity.
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Insulate your radiators
Use insulation sheets or aluminium covered cardboard inserted behind your radiator to reflect the heat back into them.
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