Win 1 of 10 Joulo Energy Saving Technology Devices


With energy prices always in the news, it is important that we understand our energy usage in order to reduce our energy bills and save money.

I have recently been introduced to a very clever device called Joulo, which provides personalised energy advice on how to save energy by remotely and digitally logging how much energy your devices are using. It sounds complicated but Joulo can help you save energy in three simple steps:


Place Joulo on top of the thermostat in your home and press the button to begin. The button will flash green to show that logging has started.

After a week, the button will flash red. Plug Joulo into your computer’s USB port then log on to our website and follow the steps to upload your data.

The algorithms analyse your data and give personalised advice on how to save energy and make your home more comfortable.



I cannot believe that such a small device can help us understand better how our home consumes energy and reduce our energy bills with personalised advice from Joulo.

This new innovation is part of the Hive technology group by British Gas. You can read more about the award winning device here:


The Hive group have offered 10 of my readers the chance to try their very own Joulo device.

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136 thoughts on “Win 1 of 10 Joulo Energy Saving Technology Devices

  1. ELTEC says:

    Too bad I missed it!

  2. Charmian Filewood says:

    Always try and fill your oven when cooking even if it is just items liked baked potatoes etc for future lunches as it cuts down on bills

  3. Natalie Crossan says:

    Keep the lights off!

  4. Lyndsey Beckford says:

    You shouldn’t leave appliances on standby – turn everything off at the mains.

  5. Don’t use the tumble drier – line dry, use the airing cupboard or a maiden whenever you can.

  6. David Winter says:

    turn off lights in rooms when you leave a room

  7. Katy spence says:

    Turn off unused sockets at the plug

  8. annie h says:

    save cooled boiled water for watering lime hating plants

  9. Alisa Moore says:

    turn the heating down

  10. amy scullion says:

    wear more clothes in the house to save on heating

  11. Peter Hopkins says:

    Have energy saving light bulbs fitted in every room of your house.

  12. Karen Dixon says:

    turn off appliances at the plug when not in use

  13. Champaklal Lad says:

    turn the heating down and wear your outdoor clothing inside (after all you have paid for them clothes as well)

  14. Hayley Todd says:

    Turn off all lights and plugs when they are not in use, always use your washing machine on a 30 degree setting and use low-energy lightbulbs in all your lights.

  15. Rebecca Lis says:

    Use dishwater to feed the plants

  16. cath brace says:

    Turning the heating down and putting on a jumper 🙂

  17. Adam Spurrier says:

    turn lights off as you leave the room

  18. Wendy Guy says:

    Have your boiler serviced regularly.

  19. Kate Sabin-Burns says:

    turn lights off

  20. james rowlands says:

    Do not leave things on stand by. use a good old blanket instead of putting the heating on.

  21. Laura Marshall says:


  22. Katarzyna Szewczyk says:

    Energy saving bulbs.

  23. Katie Walden Hall says:

    Turn everything off when not in use!

  24. sue Norminton says:

    Teach the children to switch off lights when they leave a room

  25. Susan Carruthers says:

    Turn off or Hibernate your computer rather than leaving it on Standby

  26. Natalie Gillham says:

    Turn off all electrical appliances from the power source when not in use 🙂 x


    Turn off sockets when not in use where you can without damaging the apparatus like a refridgerator

  28. Amy Rowlands says:

    Turning off all wall sockets when not in use

  29. Kirsty Woods says:

    Use only enough water to cover your veg when cooking as it won’t take as long to bring to the boil

  30. kay panayi says:

    don’t charge phones overnight

  31. John Pickersgill says:

    Use small strips of coloured electrician’s tape to mark on the side of your kettle where the level for, say, 1, 2, 3 cups comes. (get these levels by measuring out in cups beforehand). This should save on electricity.

  32. Steven montgomery says:

    Thermal underwear !!

  33. Sheri Darby says:

    Simply unplug devices not in use

  34. Natalie Cooper says:

    clean the back of your fridge to help it be more energy efficient

  35. Alison says:

    Turn off phone chargers after use and don’t leave things on standby
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  36. Hannah Smith says:

    If you’re not using it, switch it off at the wall!
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  37. Jenni Grainger says:

    Turn off at the plug not just individual appliances

  38. Angela Williams says:

    Only fill your kettle every time, only boil the water you need.

  39. barbara steer says:

    make sure that all switches are switched off when not in use, better still pulled out

  40. Liam Simpson says:

    only use correct amount of water when boiling the kettle.

  41. Jeremy Hards says:

    Don’t use stand-by, turn it off.
    Switch off chargers when not being used as they still use electricity even if not conected to a phone, tablet etc.
    Use rechargable batteries. Uses a bit of electricity to charge but much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than normal batteries.

  42. Kim Styles says:

    Add a reflecting panel behind radiators. A reflective shield works by reflecting the heat that would normally go into the wall behind the radiator back out into the room. You can make your own, Blue Peter style.Measure the space in between your radiator brackets and cut a piece of strong cardboard to that size.Stick foil to the front of the board using double-sided tape.Flip the panel over and run a strip of double-sided tape along the top and bottom edges.Peel off the tapes backing and arefully slip your reflector panel in behind the radiator and press firmly to the wall. You might even find you have to turn down the heat!!!

  43. Katherine Coldicott says:

    Use your washing machine at a lower temperature.

  44. carly bryan says:

    switch the lights off if not in use

  45. joanne liddement says:

    In the winter I put extra blankets on the bed and only put the heating on for the first hour whilst we are getting up.The rest of the time the heating is off and we are all wrapped up in layers.It’s amazing how quickly you adapt to the cold.

  46. Karen R says:

    Drive your car carefully, not accelerating too fast, and watching the road ahead to predict when you’ll need to slow down, so you don’t need to brake so much 🙂

  47. jamie darrington says:

    Have solar panels installed through a government savings scheme is a good one.

  48. Ian Yates says:

    Cashmere drawers!

  49. Erica Field says:

    Pop on a jumper and turn down the heating

  50. chrissie anne bhaskar says:

    Always turn of phone chargers x

  51. Nicola Holland says:

    Teach children to turn off the lights when they leave a room

  52. Mark Palmer says:

    Dry washing outsde whenever possible

  53. Steve Miles says:

    LED Bulbs

  54. Neil Firth says:

    Use energy saving light bulbs and turn the thermostat down 1 degree (hardly noticable)

  55. Chris Fletcher says:

    Don’t wash your clothes till you need to!

  56. Robby Price says:

    Turn everything off

  57. Lara Davis says:

    Change to Led lightbulds

  58. Alice Hindley says:

    Switch everything off at the main switch and don’t leave anything on standby

  59. Ruth davies says:

    Unplug everything not required and heating on 18c.

  60. Karen Barrett says:

    Peg washing out on the line instead of putting it in the tumble dryer, put a line in the garage if it’s raining

  61. Stephen Little says:

    Stay in bed.

  62. Rhiannon Anderson says:

    turn the lights off!

  63. Sam Gregory says:

    Turn things off when not in use

  64. Kim Lam says:

    Don’t leave appliances on standby. Turn them off

  65. kim heeps says:

    not useing it then turn it off

  66. Rachel Davies says:

    Turn off lights and appliances when not being used

  67. jessica agyin says:

    Put your computer into sleep mode

  68. Lynda Marks says:

    Pull the plugs out

  69. Pam Francis Gregory says:

    Put a jumper on & turn the heating off

  70. donna jones says:

    turn the lights of when you go out

  71. Gerri Tennant says:

    Boiling a kettle is expensive so when you have boiled it keep the rest of the water in a vacuum flask for the next drink.

  72. Solange says:

    Turn off thing when you are not using them

  73. Victoria Savill says:

    Get yourself an energy monitor!!

  74. jodie harvey says:

    gosh theres loads, only boil the water you need, dont leave your freezer with only a few things inside put some bread in if you have to, turn off switches and lights, get energy saving bulbs, extra layer of clothes rather than extra notch on the heating

  75. Julie Ward says:

    Get shut of the husband and kids

  76. kelly brittle says:

    make sure all lights are turned off when not in use and unplug tv and other appliances overnight or when not being used.this doesnt just save energy it also gives u extra safety in the home

  77. Emma Webb says:

    Only use what you need – water, light, power, etc. Dry wet laundry on a washing line where possible, and not in a tumble dryer.

  78. darren lawrence says:

    unplug everything at night and dont leave it on standby.

  79. Peter ODwyer says:

    Replace expensive to run Halogen GU10 bulbs with much cheaper LED or fluorescent GU10 bulbs – just as bright but much cheaper to run

  80. Janice Papworth says:

    Boil cooking water in the kettle then pour into saucepans – more efficient than heating water from cold in a saucepan

  81. Robyn Logan Clarke says:

    When using the dishwasher/washing machine always run a full load

  82. felicity smith says:

    turn off the tv

  83. claire woods says:

    Turn off PCs, TV’s, Lights.

  84. Laura F says:

    Tin folk down the back of the radiators with blu tai is the same as expensive radiator reflectors.

  85. Sarah Davies says:

    Only boil the amount of water you actually need in the kettle

  86. Laura Pritchard says:

    Line your curtains with fleece to insulate more.

  87. Nathan Webb says:

    change GU-10 light bulbs from halogen to LED! – Our kitchen used 8 GU-10 bulbs which were 50watts each (400 watts total). We now use LED ones which are 1.2 watts each – so rather than using 400 watts to have 1 rooms lights on, we now use 9.6 watts!

    Big difference!

  88. ann clements says:

    Turning off lights not being used

  89. Laura says:

    Turn the heating off and use a hot water bottle

  90. jennifer thorpe says:

    turn all units off instead of on standby

  91. laura stewart says:

    turn things of when not in use

  92. Adam says:

    Do as little as possible, saves loads of energy.
    Oh, you mean Gas & electric.

  93. Gwen says:

    Educate kids not to waste energy, which has been fairly successful, surprisingly.

  94. Sally says:

    Keep moving to keep warm.

  95. Lee says:

    Don`t leave anything on standby,turn all lights off when not in room.

  96. Mike says:

    Turn off thing when you are not using them

  97. justine meyer says:

    Don,t leave the lights on and change all bulbs to energy saving ones

  98. Mickie Bull says:

    Turn appliances off at the wall when not in use

  99. clair downham says:

    switch everything off and shut doors

  100. Ellen Hewitt says:

    I only fill my kettle with quantity of water I need and I go around and turn off lights!x

  101. Wendy Brown says:

    My best tip is to reduce usage.
    Don’t have the TV on as ‘background noise’. Don’t run the water whilst brushing your teeth. Fill a sink to wash instead of using running water. Keep doors closed to keep rooms warm – and don’t be scared to put a jumper on rather than going straight for the heating switch. Once you’ve done all that, replace bulbs with LED lights, update heating and insulation to the most appropriate for your area/building.
    Go Vegan is the best advise i’d give to anyone trying to leave less of a footprint!

  102. debbie godbolt says:

    hi turn off the tv dont leave it on standby also switch off lights when you leave an empty room x

  103. julie laing says:

    Turn off thing when you are not using them

  104. dean willoughby says:

    Put the wifes dressing gown on

  105. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Wash dishes by hand rather than using a dishwasher

  106. Don’t leave items on standby
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  107. Victoria says:

    put on a jumper.

  108. Zoe Roxby says:

    I good weather hang clothes on washing line in bad weather use your radiators to dry them as this does 3 things heats your home dries your clothes and spreads the scent of clean laundry around your house

  109. Natasha Wright says:

    Dont let the kids use anything electrical as they are GUARANTEED to leave it switched on no matter how many times you tell them!

  110. cherie shaw says:

    Make sure all appliances are turned off when not in use.

  111. Victoria says:

    Always switch lights off when leaving the room or when watching TV at night 😀

  112. Allan Smith says:

    Turn all appliances off at the wall when not in use

  113. Claire D says:

    Hang clothes on the washing line in good weather instead of using the dryer

  114. nicola clarkon says:

    I ensure that all electrical equipment is turned off when not in use

  115. laura banks says:

    don’t leave things on standby

  116. Ashleigh Allan says:

    Don’t leave appliances on stand by!

  117. Caroline H says:

    Turn your oven off five-ten minutes before your food is due to come out. All those few minutes add up and the oven will stay hot enough to finish cooking the food.

  118. Nicola Biven says:

    Only heat the rooms you’re in at the time and turn off your appliances at the socket and don’t just leave them on stand-by

  119. Phil Darling says:

    Fill your mug with clean cold water – pour this into your kettle and mark on the fill guage – then only fill to this mark to oly boil 1 cup of tea/coffee.

  120. Paul Wilson says:

    Put your computer into sleep mode if you’re going to be AFK for a short while.

  121. winnie says:

    wear another jumper and woolly socks when i feel cold

  122. Allan Wilson says:

    Candles from Ikea!! Turn the heating down and the lights off and use candles. Heat and light and very cheap.

  123. iain maciver says:

    don’t waste any

  124. Harley says:

    Switch the lights off as you exit a room, my eldest is now doing this too x

  125. Elizabeth Ferguson says:

    The easiest is too turn lights off in unused rooms

  126. Rachel Craig says:

    Turn down the Central heating. Try doing it gradually one degree at a time. Remember to dress warmly in layers :- So as to stay warm enough. Bear in mind anyone who is young, old, ill etc :- As those who are ill, frail etc require adequate regular heating (e.g.Chest, heart conditions etc).

  127. John Taggart says:

    Turn the central heating down a couple of degrees really does save money and you don’t notice the small difference in temperature

  128. Spencer Broadley says:

    I do washing machine overnight at low cost energy – I only put hot water on for 1 hour in a morning (again on low cost) – when on lower rate – mine in BST is 0130-0830 – another 2 tips are
    ont waste electric by just cooling down air.

    1. fill your fridge and freezer up with bottles of water – the fuller they are the less energy it takes

    2. I keep a large bottle of water next to the kettle and only top up to the minimum mark (adjust when friends around) – uses much less electric, amazing how much you can save


  129. S Edwards says:

    Have the heating set just high enough to take chill out of air and wear a jumper

  130. Michelle Austin says:

    Switch things off at night. Common mistake, people leave things on round the clock.

  131. kim neville says:

    Dont leave anything on standby and turn all lights off when not in room

  132. david bernie says:

    jumpers rather than heaters!

  133. Tracy Hughes says:

    Jumpers, socks and throws go on before the fire does! I don’t have central heating, so no thermostat, can I use it on other electrical items?
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  134. melanie stirling says:

    Turn off all the lights and anything else you aren’t using when you leave the room.

  135. Tracy Sinclair says:

    Put a pair of thermal socks on before turning the heating on, they really do make a difference and make you feel so much warmer, I wouldn’t be without mine x

  136. Susie Wilkinson says:

    Follow the kids about, turning everything off behind them saves no end of electricity! (Yes, they do get told to turn things off, but kids…..)

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