Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home
01 April 2022
With electricity prices going up today, it’s maybe a good time to think about how you can save on your bills!
So, how can we save energy?
1. Turn off appliances that are on standby
By turning off your appliances at the plug you can save an average of £30 a year. To ensure your sockets are turned off consider purchasing a cheap timer plug that allows you to schedule the turning off of the appliance.
2. Install a smart thermostat
Buying a smart thermostat can help you save money on heating bills by only warming the rooms you are using. They also work out how long it takes to heat your house so you can have it at the correct temperature when you need it. Smart thermostats can save you roughly £75 a year!
3. Turn down your thermostat
Your heating and gas prices absorb over half of the money spent on energy bills. By lowering your thermostat by only one degree, you could potentially save up to £80 every year. This will successfully cut your energy bills straight away, and you might not even feel the difference.
4. Energy-efficient appliances
When the time comes to replace certain appliances, choosing a replacement one with a high energy-efficiency rating can be worthwhile.
Over the course of 11 years, an A+++ washer will consume £65 less energy than an A+ washer. When compared to an older machine, a modern, efficient dishwasher could cost roughly £7 less per year to run. Making these energy-efficient choices when buying appliances can be very cost-saving in the long run for you!
5. Wash clothes at a low temperature
Washing your clothes at 30 degrees instead of 40 degrees can save energy instantly, and if you cut out at least one wash a week, you can save £5 on your annual energy bill!
6. Conserve water usage
By being knowledgeable about how much water you use, you can effectively save roughly £25 per year. Along with this, investing in a more energy-efficient shower head can save you up tp £18 per person a year on energy bills.
7. Monitor usage
By keeping a close eye on your energy-consumption, you can determine if, and when, you need to make changes to how you use energy.
Installing a smart meter allows you to keep track of your consumption in real time. They directly communicate with your energy suppliers, which also means that no one comes to read your meter!