Whether you’re trying to save money or save the planet, cutting down your energy costs just makes sense. To help you achieve this, we’ve compiled a list of tips, ranging from simple and obvious to a little more out-there.
Unplug your appliances
Of course, the first thing you want to make sure that you do is turn your electrical items off. However, you might be surprised to learn that many of these items will still draw power while plugged in. So, to combat this, turn off and unplug things like TVs, kettles, coffee machines and hair dryers after you use them. This is an easy and surefire way to help you save on your energy bills.
Don’t leave you taps on
Do you leave the tap running when you’re brushing your teeth or having a shave? Do you leave water gushing into your kitchen sink while you stare idly at the contents of your fridge? The answer is probably: yes, sometimes. You might not think this is too bad either, but it can waste gallons of water a day and your hard-earned money, too.
Instead of leaving the tap running, why not just fill up a small cup with water and use that when you’re ready to rinse?
Wash larger loads
Whether you’re washing the dishes or washing your clothes, it’s best to fill up both machines with the largest loads possible. This is because your dishwasher and washing machine will be using the same amount of energy, regardless of how much is in them. Also, the bigger the loads you put on, the less you will actually need to use your washing devices! Research suggests that washing with full loads can save around 3,400 gallons of water each year.
Choose energy-saving light bulbs
Energy-saving light bulbs really are a no brainer; they cost £1.71 a year to run and can last for up to 25 years. Even better, over the course of its lifetime, an energy-saving bulb could cut around £180 off your electric bills. Not bad, eh?
If you’re already using energy-saving bulbs, here’s another tip: switch off your lights when you leave a room! Of course, this is an obvious tip, but we’re all guilty of coming home from work only to find we’ve left the kitchen lights on.
This might not seem like the most appealing tip, but if you’re really committed to the cause, colder showers could help you save on your bills. Of course, the colder the shower, the less time you will actually want to spend in there, meaning that you can save on your energy and water bills at the same time.
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