How to be an energy-saving superhero!

Fancy helping the grown-ups save the world? And some money? Yep? Then just keep your eyes peeled for things around the home that can be turned off, turned down, kept shut or used less. If you can do one thing every day, great. And if you can do more than one thing every day, even greater.

There’s a list of things to look out for in the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom right here. Now let’s put you to the test and see if you can find the 5 energy-saving spots in our fun game below.

  • Things to do in your bedroom

    • Close curtains when it’s dark
    • Turn off lights when you leave the room
    • Turn off your TV and games consoles when not using them
    • Wrap up to keep warm.
  • Things to do in the bathroom

    • Make sure there are no drips
    • Take showers instead of baths
    • Turn off lights when you leave the room
    • Don’t leave the tap running when brushing teeth.
  • Things to do in the living room

    • Close doors to stop draughts
    • Close the curtains when it’s dark
    • Turn the TV off when not in use
    • Turn off lights when you leave the room.
  • Things to do in the kitchen

    • Close the fridge door when you go for a snack
    • Turn the radio off when you leave the room
    • Use a draft excluder
    • Close the window when you leave the room.

Find five ways to save energy!

Click around the picture and see if you can find five ways of saving energy. There are four rooms to get through!

  • Bedroom illustration
    • Shut the curtains

      Close curtains when it gets dark to keep the heat in

    • Turn the lights off

      Turn off all lights when you leave the room

    • Turn the lights off

      Turn off all lights when you leave the room

    • Turn off your TV and games consoles

      Turn off your TV and games consoles when not using them

    • Change your clothing

      Thermal underwear and socks will help keep you warm!

  • Bathroom illustration
    • Turn off dripping taps

      Dripping taps can use as much water a week as one bath

    • Take showers instead of baths

      Taking showers instead of baths can save around £45 a year

    • Turn the heat down

      Is your water too hot? Set your tank at 60°/140°

    • Turn off the lights

      Turn off all lights when you leave the room

    • Turn the tap off

      Don’t leave the tap running when you brush your teeth

  • Living Room illustration
    • Close open doors

      Close doors when it gets dark to stop draughts

    • Shut the curtains

      Close the curtains when it gets dark to keep the heat in

    • Turn off the TV

      Turn the TV off at the wall when not in use

    • Turn off the lights

      Turn off all lights when you leave the room

    • Install energy efficient bulbs

      Replace energy saving bulbs with energy efficient ones – ask an adult to help you with this!

  • Kitchen illustration
    • Close the fridge door

      Don’t leave the fridge door open when you go for a snack

    • Turn the lights off

      Turn off all lights when you leave the room

    • Turn the radio or TV off

      Make sure you turn the radio or TV off when you leave the room

    • Use a draft excluder

      Use a draft excluder to stop cold air from getting in

    • Close the window

      Make sure you close the window when you leave the room to keep the heat in

Snap

Click on the cards to find a pair! Choose from easy, medium and hard as you become a pro – and a super energy saver at the same time!

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