As the prices of pretty much everything in our lives are on the rise, it is becoming more and more important for us to take measures to save the money we spend on our bills. And of course, that’s not the only reason that we need to save the energy we use in our homes and offices.
The energy resources we are currently using are not sustainable for a long period of time, we are running out of natural gas, coal and oil to use. We all need to take a step in the right direction by reducing what we use and preserving the planet. And here are some ways you can do this.
Rather than feeling a little chill in your home and immediately reaching for the thermostat- go upstairs and put a jumper on. You will be much more comfortable and you won’t be using your energy to warm up the house. You can also make yourself a hot much of tea of coffee to warm you from the inside.
Close Curtains and Doors
If you find that your home becomes cold very easily start shutting your doors and curtains to create that extra barrier for the heat to stay in your home. It may be that you even buy a couple of draught excluders to make sure that no heat escapes through the bottom of your doors.
Reset Your Thermostat
If at the moment your heating is set to over 20C, you could be spending a lot more money on your home’s heating bill. Instead, stick to the steps above and keep your heating at around 16-18C while you are in the house.
Use Cool Water For Washing Clothes
Washing your clothes at 30C can save a huge amount of energy, as well as being gently on your clothes and allowing them to last longer before they start to tear.
Insulate The House
One of the most important things you need to think about when doing work to your home is taking time to insulate the walls, floor and your roof. The roof is the most crucial because heat rises, and if your roof isn’t insulated properly the heat will go straight out of the house.
Reduce Cooking Time
Being prepared in the kitchen doesn’t just make life easier when you have guests over, it can also save you money. Preparing food and making sure that you cook several things in the oven at once will reduce the time the oven is on, and therefore will reduce your bill.
Use Better Light bulbs
One of the biggest ways to cut your house bills is to use energy efficient light bulbs rather than halogen. LED bulbs such as this one from SimplyLED look identical to the inefficient bulbs they are designed to replace and they will save you a lot of money on bills.
In the evenings rather than using the heating, light candles to warm up the house house while bringing some ambient light into the space too.
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