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Understanding your electricity

Energy can be a concerning topic for many people, which is why we believe that it is important for our customers to get a better understanding of their energy usage. We feel that the best place to start is by getting to know what you get for a unit of electricity used.

The leaflet here will provide you with further information on how much electricity you use and may help you adopt cost saving habits.

Should you require more information why not arrange a chat with our Home Energy Advisor for a more in-depth service which is free of charge (to our domestic customers) and tailored to your own energy needs.


Cost of using your appliances

We have produced some information utilising the standard domestic tariff, effective 1 July 2024.  Guidance on costs for the use of appliances around the home, kitchen and bathroom can be found here. This information has been developed to help customers better understand how to be more energy efficient, reduce emissions, and lower energy bills. 

If you are struggling and need further advice and support regarding your electricity bill please call our Customer care team on 687675 or email

For further support regarding any other aspect please see the Isle of Man cost of living support service here.

Make your home more energy efficient, reduce your carbon emissions and lower your energy bills

Below are some helpful tips that could help you reduce the energy you consume at home. These easy-to-follow tips may sound like common knowledge but they make small changes that count. After all, we are all responsible for the energy we use in our homes, so we need to make sure that we are making the most of it. 

Further energy-saving tips can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website

For other energy-saving support schemes on the Isle of Man please click here. The schemes include the LED light initiative, which you can apply for using this form.


Use a washing up bowl


Turn down your thermostat


Turn off your lights


Make sure your dishwasher is full


Cover your pans when cooking


Just boil what you need


Knock one minute off your shower


Choose your laptop


Choose a dryer with an A+++ rating


Wash your laundry at 30°C


Change your lightbulbs to LED ones


Stop leaving your devices on standby mode


Reduce the amount of water you use in the bath