It’s common knowledge that we all should be doing more to save energy, not only for the environment but also to save money on your utility bills. The main problem is knowing where to start…what kind of things can you actually do to save energy?
Below are 8 energy tips:
Turn the thermostat down
A nice little tip is to turn your thermostat down just slightly. Only a few degrees can save you $100 a year.
Wear extra clothing
When it starts to get colder don’t instantly turn on the heating. Instead, put on a jumper, double up your socks, have a blanket over you while sitting down, and even put on a hat! Basically, only use the heating when it starts to get really cold.
Less shower pressure
Taking a power shower often feels invigorating, but it is energy efficient? Unfortunately not, and this is why people are now being actively encouraged to turn down the the pressure on their shower in order to use less water.
One of the easiest ways to save energy around the home is to cook efficiently What does this mean? Well, instead of cooking meals every day, you should aim to cook a few meals in one go, which then leads to using the oven less.
Fill your dishwasher and washing machine
Do you find that you have the habit of using appliances such as the dishwasher and washing machine when they are only half full? If this is the case, then stop immediately as you are wasting valuable energy. Always fill them completely to save the most amount of energy possible.
Switch energy company
You should seriously consider switching to a company such as PPL if you want to save energy, and most importantly, money!
Get rid of the tumble dryer
The vast majority of households now have a tumble dryer to help with drying clothes, but in the vast majority of cases these machines use up an obscene amount of energy. With this in mind, it’s probably a good idea to get rid of the tumble dryer and start drying all your clothes outside.
Another energy saving tip is to get as much insulation as you can in order to stop valuable heat from leaving the house. This means wall insulation and loft insulation…it’s a great way to save money during the winter.
Hopefully the energy saving tips above have given you some ideas on how get started. Now it’s time to put everything you’ve learned into action…