As part of our Spread the Warmth campaign, we’re helping older people stay warm and well this winter.

We know when the temperatures drop, and the dark nights draw in, we tend not to venture out as much. That often means the lights might be on a bit longer, or the kettle is boiling that bit more, for all those lovely hot cups of tea.

But how can we stay warm and well at home without increasing our electricity bills substantially?

Here’s a few tips from our friends at Power NI to help you put a bit of energy into saving a lot of money.

  • Avoid overfilling your kettle and you could save around £6 every year.*
  • Save around £7 every year by replacing a traditional light bulb with a LED light bulb where possible.*
  • By using the washing machine at 30 degrees rather than higher temperatures you could save around £7 a year.*
  • Choosing an A++ rated 40 inch TV over a less efficient one will save you £230 over its lifetime.†
  • You could save around £30 a year if you avoid leaving your TV switches and other appliances on standby.*

Free Home Energy Check

Did you know that Power NI offer a FREE Home Energy Check? Give your home an energy health check with our easy online calculator and see how much you could save. A few small improvements could save you £££s!

Answer some simple questions about your home and get a free personalised energy report on your home.


Find out more

For further information on preparing for winter, staying warm indoors and out, plus staying healthy please visit our Spread the warmth page.

Find out about other ways you can save money and energy by visiting 

* Source: Energy Saving Trust 2018. Based on the Power NI standard rate of 17.66p/kWh Inc. Vat as of 1st October 2018.
† Based on a TV typical lifetime of 7.5 years