Energy saving tips

After posting about receiving the email in regard to the lady’s energy saving due to the Energy Performance Certificate; I carried out further research around simple low cost energy saing tips.

There is alot of information out there, our own energy saving tips included. Alot of the advice and information contains similar points.

However, I came accross quite an amusing energy saving tips page at the Energy Saving Centre where one of the tips; tip 23 – is giving children 2p every time they turn the lights off in an empty room.

I felt this was a good slant on ways and means of promoting energy saving to the younger generation whilst also benefiting immediately. It is good to identify what needs doing, though often putting this into to practice can be more challenging.

It is some of the really easy tips to implement that you must go do now if they apply to you.

  1. Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by 1 degree °C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent. You could save around £40 per year.
  2. Is your water too hot? Your cylinder thermostat shouldn’t need to be set higher than 60°C/140°F. Who needs water coming from the taps where it is too hot to bathe in or put you hands under?
  3. Use energy saving light bulbs. Just one can save you £60 over the lifetime of the bulb – as they last up to 10 times longer than ordinary lightbulbs. Yes, you can get them for those funny light fixings you have.

Due to the last couple of posts and recents events I too will be re-auditing my own current lifestyle and trying to make more positive changes.

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