For a more sustainable home, take a look at the John Lewis energy-efficient technology range

These products could help you save on energy bills – and come with a host of neat benefits

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With the colder months fast approaching, we're all feeling the pinch right now, especially those using dated home appliances that take more energy to run. However, there are some things you can do to save money in the long run. For example, you can upgrade your appliances to those which are more energy efficient.

The old adage 'you have to spend money to make money' is the thinking here – while there is an initial outlay, the savings you enjoy could make the difference in the end. John Lewis offers a wide range of energy-efficient appliances, which can help you save money on your monthly energy bill.

Everything from trendy air fryers to humble lightbulbs is included, giving you a host of different options for boosting energy efficiency in your home. They've even put together a handy guide to know what to keep an eye out for when making a purchase. Better still, John Lewis also created an energy-saving tool to help you understand the financial benefit of buying energy-efficient appliances.

When you buy from John Lewis, you'll get a host of options to make life easier for you. Interest-free credit is available on selected items, enabling you to spread the cost of a bigger purchase. There's also free next-day click-and-collect and free delivery on large electrical products, saving you the hassle of transporting them home. Not to mention, with a minimum two-year guarantee on all electrical goods, you can be safe knowing that your new purchase is protected.

The Ninja Speedi 10-in-1 Rapid Cooker & Air Fryer is a brilliant option for the kitchen. This multi-cooker features a Rapid Cooking System that combines steam with convection heat to create the fluffiest grains, crispiest mains and most tender vegetables. And it does it all simultaneously!

According to the brand, you can air fry meals with up to 75% less fat than traditional frying methods in just 15 minutes. Plus, thanks to the 10-in-1 nature of this appliance, you can also roast a whole chicken, slow cook a veggie chilli and bake a chocolate fudge cake at the same time. Imagine how much money and time you can save compared to cooking in a regular oven, thanks to the rapid cooking times.

If you need to make a bigger change in your kitchen, a new washing machine can make a world of difference – particularly if your old one isn't very efficient. The Samsung Series 5 Washing Machine is a great pick here. It's rated A for energy efficiency and has a wealth of features designed to make it easier to wash your clothes at lower temperatures.

The eco bubble technology mixes air, water and detergent to create bubbles, which allows you to get great results on a cooler wash. There's also a steam cleaning function, which removes 99.9% of bacteria. This particular model features an extra three-year guarantee on top of the two provided as standard.

Worried about getting rid of your old washer? Fear not; there's free recycling on hundreds of large electrical appliances in September at John Lewis. That means if you buy a new washing machine, they can take away your old one and recycle every part of it, ensuring nothing goes to landfill. That's a great incentive – not just for your wallet but also for the planet.

When it comes to drying our clothes, most of us turn to a radiator or the good old British weather. But if you want an efficient solution that won't break the bank with energy costs, the John Lewis JLTDH15 Freestanding Heat Pump Tumble Dryer is an excellent option. It comes with a 3-year guarantee and is currently £150 cheaper than usual. Interest-free credit is also available over 18 months (0% APR Representative. Credit subject to status. T&Cs apply).

This heat pump is powered and operates at lower temperatures, which makes it more economical and gentler on laundry. It's also much quieter than your average home appliance; at 66dB, it's less noisy than a human voice (around 60dB) or an alarm clock (around 80dB). The dryer has an 8 kg drying capacity and holds 40 shirts per cycle, which is extremely wallet-friendly.

Speaking of excellent value-for-money home appliances, John Lewis have a wide range of heat pump tumble dryers that use up to 60% less energy compared to traditional condenser dryers. Still not convinced? To make installation even less expensive, the retailer offers free installation on all heat pump tumble dryers throughout October, so this really is the perfect time to look to change.

There are two more products every energy-savvy shopper must know about. Nest's Learning Thermostat is not just thinner and generally sleeker than ever but can slash your energy bill and boost your Smart Home credentials. This clever device learns your daily behaviour and adjusts energy usage accordingly, so you only use what you need.

Finally, spot heating is a brilliant solution for keeping your energy bills at bay during the winter, and with a heated blanket, you can ensure you're only heating the part of the house you're in, wasting little to no energy or money. Let heating in the colder months not be a concern for you – choose spot heating!

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