What Current Cost does very well is highlighting wastage – its not intended to stop you using your energy responsibly. We don’t want you to turn off your only source of heating or to stop enjoying hot drinks and the television, but why pay for wastage or things that aren’t needed?
Use the Current Cost system to check you haven’t left things on when you go to bed or leave the house. Some older appliances may not work as well as they once did and can cost a lot of money to run . You may find that replacing some appliances with a new ‘A’ rated appliance pays for itself in no time.
There is a lot of information out there about efficient central heating, insulation, draught-proofing, and thermostat control, but nothing to give the peace of mind that using heating correctly isn't hugely expensive. The Current Cost energy monitors are the perfect way to demonstrate this.
For further information Age Concern’s website www.ageconcern.org.uk has some really useful hints and tips, or you can call its free helpline on 0800 00 99 66.