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“Households should avoid using anything that creates heat – so minimise your use of appliances like electric heating, electric oven and hob, air fryer, slow cooker, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, immersion heater, kettle and hair dryer etc.”

He continued: “You should also avoid charging anything, most notably electric vehicles and keep as many lights off as possible.

“It’s not only about reducing your usage, but also about changing when you use electricity away from peak times – so if your heating is electric, warm up your home ahead of the National Grid event, and save your cooking or laundry until afterwards.”

With the next energy-saving session scheduled to take place tomorrow, Mr Buckley said: “We would urge all households with a smart meter to sign up to Loop and participate in future Turn Down and Save events.

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