Save Energy In Your Home
There are many ways you can save energy in your home and save money through doing this too! Most people fail to think of ways to cut back on energy around the house, but there are plenty of simple things you can do or change, which will adjust your electricity bills and gas bills immensely. Here are some useful tips on how to do this without disturbing your
lifestyle, but by breaking or making daily habits.
Changes around the house
Always make sure you turn off electrical appliances around the house such as TV’s, computers, microwaves and CD players when you’re not using them. Break the habit of leaving them on, as they even continue to use energy when their left on standby. Invest in some energy saving light bulbs and replace them with the ordinary bulbs, which don’t last as long as the energy efficient bulbs.
If your room has a thermostat, you can save a lot of money by turning it down a degree. When leaving your house, turn off the central heating, or set it to go of itself and come on before you come back. Ensure the radiators aren’t blocked by furniture or curtains.
If you take a shower, it uses on average of 45% of the water needed for a bath. When boiling water in a kettle, only boil the water needed. The hot water tank is one of the main culprits for those expensive bills, so turn the thermostat down to 65 degrees, which will save on your costs.
Never leave the door open on the refrigerator and try not to put hot food straight into the fridge, as this causes energy levels to increase to keep contents cold. Keep your fridge and freezer in a cool room or away from heat appliances for e.g. oven.
Dish washers and washing machines
When using the washing machine, try to wash on a full load at a low temperature setting. In the better weather, you can let your clothes dry outside rather than wasting energy in a tumble dryer. Standard dishwashers use less energy and less water than washing at sink.