Reduce your energy use
There are lots of ways to reduce the energy you use. For example make sure that you switch off appliances, block gaps around doors and windows and buy energy saving light bulbs.
The Energy Saving Trust, a non-profit organisation, provides free impartial advice on:
Energy saving tips
For the most effective no-cost ways to cut energy use and save money in your home go to the Energy Saving Trust website - getting started.
Monitor your energy
Library users can now borrow special devices called OWLs to monitor how much electricity is being used in the home and how much it is costing
The monitors are easy to fit without any technical knowledge and come with a portable display showing how much electricity is being used in pounds per hour, or alternatively CO2 emissions.
They can be borrowed for a maximum of three weeks at a time. A £5 deposit will be required which is fully refundable when the device is returned complete. Normal late charges apply.
Please be aware that the monitors are not appropriate for all homes and require the electricity supply meter to be within the property.
The monitors are available from all our libraries. Go to the Lambeth's Libraries page to find your nearest library.