Citizens Advice and the Energy Saving Trust are running a national campaign from the 22nd – 27th of October to help homeowners cut down on expensive electricity bills as well as reduce their carbon footprint.
The campaign comes on the back of the success of the first ‘Big Energy Week’ in January earlier this year which gave advice to over 75,000 people. This drive however aims to focus on reducing energy output as firms push up their prices before the end of the year.
Autumn spells bad news for household bill payers as energy prices begin to creep up just in time for the cold months of winter. Fortunately the Big Energy Saving Week aims to help thousands of households who are struggling to cope with the rising energy prices.
Value Lights, a big supporter of the national campaign, are once again promoting ways in which people can reduce their energy bill with simple and effective ideas, including the switch to energy saving light bulbs.
The Government, retailers and energy companies are all working together to phase out inefficient light bulbs. Standard filament bulbs from 60W upwards have already been phased out, and lower output bulbs are due to go later this year. Halogen spotlights will also have to meet new minimum efficiency standards from 2016.
Value Lights believes their new range of energy-saving blubs will encourage homeowners to make the change to cut electricity costs as well as help save the planet. Speaking on behalf of the firm, David Gutfreund stated, “Our new range of bulbs can create savings of up to 80% on your electricity bill and can last up to 30,000 hours.”
“Fitting just one energy-saving bulb can save you an average of £3 a year, meaning homeowners could cut electricity bills by £55 just by swapping their light bulbs. Right now the majority of the 650 million bulbs in the UK are inefficient. With the help of the Big Energy Saving Week we can make a real difference to our national energy consumption.”
Value Lights offer a wide variety of lighting solutions for the home. For more information visit http://www.valuelights.co.uk or call 0844 704 3956.