Here are twelve helpful tips to reduce your energy consumption. Remember, reducing energy consumed saves the environment aswell as helps your financial situation!
Tip Number One: Do not forget to switch the light-switch off when leaving the room. Neglecting to turn off lights can increase your carbon footprint as well as adding an unnecessary cost to running your household.
Tip Number Two: Remember to make sure that your using energy effecient lightbulbs. Using a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL), also known as a compact fluorescent light or energy saving light. They consume much less energy and have a longer life-span than a ordinary bulb. They cost more to buy than ordinary bulbs, they save money in the long term due to the energy savings.
Tip Number Three: Try to fully load the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher. Only using these appliances once rather than twice a day will save energy. Also make sure the washing machine is set to 40 degrees, this saves energy also. When buying these appliances make sure you research which are the most energy effecient to purchase.
Tip Number Four: When using a kettle, only pour in the exact amount of water needed, kettles consume lots of energy so only boil what is neccessary.
Tip Number Five: Insulating your Loft is one of the best ways of trapping heat in your home. Heat travels upwards, and approximatly 25% of heat loss occurs through the roof. Insulating your loft will be a very wise investment that will save yourself money in the long term.
Tip Number Six: Closing curtains is a si ple yer effective way of preventing warming air leaving the house and slowing down cold air entering house.
Tip Number Seven: Replacing old boiler with newer advanced energy effceint one can save yourself potentially up to £200 a year.
Tip Number Eight: Make sure that electircal appliances are not on standby when not in use.
Tip Number Nine: Make sure Windows are double glazed, they can greatly reduce the cold air from entering your home. Triple will only slightly reduce cold air entering the room, though noise pollution is noticeably reduced.
Tip Number Ten: Turn down the temperature on your thermostat. Turning down your thermosat by one degree can save yourself money and well as reduce your carbon footprint, remember you want your house to be warm it does not need to feel like a sauna!
Tip Number Eleven: Make sure there are no leeking taps in your house, this is a waste of precious water resources. Fixing leeking taps is especially needed when its a hot water tap, as this costs u more and adds needlessly to your carbon footprint.
Tip Number Twelve: Have showers instead of baths, showers consume much less energy and water.
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