A CAMPAIGN has been launched to help cash-strapped residents cope with the cost-of-living crisis by taking simple steps to cut their energy bills.

The initiative, dubbed ‘It All Adds Up,’ is being funded by the UK Government and provides a range of tips on how to reduce the amount of gas and electricity needed to keep homes warm this winter.

These include reducing the temperature a boiler heats water to before it is sent to radiators – known as the boiler flow temperature – from 75⁰C to 60⁰C. This could save households £100 a year.

In addition, residents could enjoy an annual saving of £70 by turning appliances off at the plug, while reducing heating loss by draught-proofing windows and doors could trim bills by £60.

The campaign also highlights longer-term energy efficiency upgrades, including installing loft and wall insulation or fitting double glazing, that people can make to their homes to save their energy use and bring down bills.

Business and Energy Minister Lord Callanan said: “The government’s It All Adds Up energy saving campaign is already getting important information out to households, showing them simple, low and no-cost tips to cut their energy use and bills this winter.

“Simple steps can make a big difference to cutting bills, while keeping homes warm and safe.”

For more details, visit https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/energy-saving-advice.