At the weekend the clocks went back an hour. What does this mean for our energy consumption?
Well to begin with it usually means it's about to get a whole lot colder as winter kicks in. It also means we have a lot less light when we get home from work as the days get shorter.
The most important thing to remember, if you have a night rate meter, is that the times for cheaper (usually 50% cheaper unit rates) night time rates now occur between 11pm and 8am. So remember, put that wash on before you go to bed instead of first thing in the morning (unless you're an early riser and get up before 7am). It'll half the energy cost of your wash and anything else you do with electricity!