We all want to be more energy efficient – reducing energy bills and saving money. However, more often than not, putting this into practice is a different story.
We aren’t suggesting you sit in darkness, switch off your heating and wear layers of clothes at home but there are several things which can be done on a daily basis to notably reduce bills.
- Turn out the lights – Seems simple doesn’t it? Many of us forget to switch off the light when we leave a room and it’s a bad habit. By turning off that switch, you can considerably save money.
- Don’t overfill the kettle – Are you making tea for five people or just yourself? If it’s the latter, only fill up the kettle with the necessary amount of water. Heating up water uses a large amount of energy, something people may not be aware of.
- Fill up the dishwasher – Don’t waste energy by using the dishwasher for a couple of plates. Wait until it is full before switching it on.
- Unplug – Many people underestimate the amount of energy consumed by plugs switched on at the wall or appliances sitting on standby. If you incorporate a quick plug check into your daily routine, before you leave for work in the morning or go off to bed, you will soon notice the difference.
- Turn down the temperature – We guarantee that if you turn down your thermostat on milder nights, you won’t notice a difference in temperature, but a difference in cost.
- Get a draught excluder – A significant amount of heat can be lost through gaps in the floor or draughts around windows and doors, especially during the winter months. There is a range of draught-proofing products available to buy, saving you money on your bills.
- Purchase some energy efficient appliances – You may be avoiding doing this as it may involve spending more money but buying energy efficient appliances can save a substantial amount of cash in the long run, so patience is the key.
By following some of these simple steps, you will notice a significant difference in energy bills, as well as saving the planet. It’s a win-win situation!
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