How to Reduce Energy Usage at Home
Not only is being more energy efficient better for the environment, but with prices set to rise later in the year, there’s never been a better time to think about reducing your energy usage. We’ve put together five quick practical tips to help you save on your energy bills this Winter.
Radiators, kettles, and fridges: Top tips to save energy
Standby for savings: A great way to reduce energy is not to leave appliances, such as TVs, on standby. Although that little red light uses a much smaller percentage of electricity than having the TV on, not using it at all could still save you about £11 a year. That number is increased if you have more TVs in the home, and SkyBoxes, TV sticks, and DVD players will also add more.
Bleed your radiators: Bleeding your radiators every year is a great way of making sure that they’re working as efficiently as possible.
Check your fridge temperature: Fridges are one of the biggest users of energy in a home, especially because they are on 24/7. To make sure your fridge is operating at maximum efficiency, it should be set at between 3-5 degrees. This will keep food fresh but won’t make the fridge work too hard.
Don’t overfill your kettle: It’s very easy to overfill the kettle when you’re making a cuppa but only using the water you need can save you both energy and money.
Turn your lights off: Even if you’re only going to be gone for a short while, it still saves energy to turn the lights off when you leave the room.
If you’re saving up for a house move, then these tips will not only save energy but can help to put a few extra pounds in your savings fund. When you’re ready to move, you can rely on Coast Removals for an efficient, friendly, and stress-free service, whatever your needs.