Here are my top 10 ways to save money by reducing your energy consumption. Great for you as you save money and great for the environment too!
Please note I am not an expert, these are just some of my thoughts and ideas!
1. Turn it Off
If you aren't using it turn it off! Lights, the TV, computer etc. Don't leave things on standby as they are still using electricity.
2. Turn it Down
Turning down your heating by just 1 degree will save you money. How about your washing machine? Can you wash at a lower temperature? And only boil the kettle with the water you are going to use! All these little things add up to help to keep your energy usage and costs down.
6. LED Bulbs
LED bulbs use less energy, have a longer lifespan and are more efficient than other bulbs. They are also brighter than traditional energy saving bulbs. To learn more about LEDs, here are the links to two articles:
Climate change: LED lights making dent in UK energy demand
Utility Warehouse customers can qualify for free LED bulbs for life, contact me if you would like to find out more.
7. Only Heat the Rooms you Use
If you live in a large house and struggle to afford to heat it, then turn down or turn off the heat in the rooms you aren't using. Just heat the parts of the house that you are using.
If you are a homeowner and aren't planning on moving for a while, invest in some extra loft insulation, to prevent the heat escaping through your roof.
9. Double Glazed Windows
Again for the homeowners. If you don't currently have double glazed windows, then consider investing in them. If you have double glazed windows check they are in good order to ensure they are still keeping heat in well. Although they are more expensive, triple glazed windows are also an option available.
10. Solar Panels
And finally for homeowners, consider having solar panels installed. Once installed these will generate green energy from sunlight to power your appliances. This will reduce your energy bills, but you will obviously have to pay for the installation. More information on solar panels can be found here.
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Love Teresa xx
Hi, I am Teresa. I am mum to two gorgeous children and I work from home. This blog is about my journey working from home. I hope to be able to help others who are looking for an additional income, or are looking for ways to save money.