- Make sure you are saving energy in the kitchen.
- Make sure to fill the kettle only with the amount you require
- Make sure your fridge is full and free of dust
- Reduce the time you spend cooking by making use of your microwave
- Rinse your hair in an ice bath
The energy savings around the house is as easy as making an iced tea. However, before you start your kettle, be sure to only that you have the water that you require. It can save you about PS6 every year on your power bill. Make good use of a monthly electricity calculator to monitor your power usage.
Making the life of your fridge easier will help you save energy, as well. Clean it every once in every so often to keep the coils tidy and efficient. It’s as odd as it may sound being full reduces the amount of work it has to do since chilled food items aid to lower the temperature.
A slow cooker that is energy-efficient is one method of reducing the cost of energy. However, your microwave is an unlikely energy-saving hero as well. Since it takes less time cooking and bake, it consumes less energy, too. This energy-efficient cake only takes 2 minutes to bake however it’s unlikely that it will earn you an appearance as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off in the near future.
Another easy change is to wash up in a bowl with warm water. Refraining from leaving the hot water tap running will help to reduce your energy bill and carbon footprint, as well.
Tips for energy efficient laundry
- Always make sure to fill up your washer
- Cleanse clothes at 30°C.
- Let the clothes air dry naturally
Reduce the amount of washes you perform by waiting for a complete load. A single less wash per week could help you save PS8 off your energy bill each year and another PS6 savings on water bills that are metered.
Making your washing machine wash at 30 degrees consumes less energy than washing when it is heated up. This will earn you an annual savings of PS8 per year.
Drying your clothes is easy in the event that you hang them outdoors or on an equestrian. Drying them on line in lieu of using a tumbler in summer can earn you PS35 every year.
Utilizing less energy to wash in the bathroom
- You can take a minute less in the shower
- Reduce the volume of your hairdryer and hair straighteners
If you spend just one minute less in the shower every day can save the average household PS10 on energy costs (and about PS17 for your monthly water bills) every year. Switching a standard shower head with one with water efficiency could take an additional PS30 from your bill for water and PS17 from your electricity bill bills every year, too.
If you want to dry yourself, a blow-dryer and hair straighteners are among the most energy-consuming devices at home. It is possible to embrace your curls, or set your appliance at a lower temperature to save cash.
Low-cost methods to reduce your heating bill
- Lower your thermostat by one degree.
- Close the curtains to prevent the heat from escaping
- Make sure that radiators are clean and free of dust.
- Shut off radiators you’re not making use of.
- Place tin foil over the radiators so that they reflect heat to the room
Heating our homes is costly business. We all want to remain cozy and warm, particularly in winter.
Of all the easy successes you can achieve today, turning your thermostat one degree lower is the most significant.
This small action not only helps you save PS55 per year, but can also prevent 300kg of CO2 entering the atmosphere. This is the effort from 150 trees.
Another method to save money is to make the use of the heating that you already have. Making sure your windows are draught-proofed and doors could save you approximately PS25 per year. You can caulk the window frames, or block doors that are draughty with a towel or simply remember to shut your curtains to let the warmth in. Be aware of your radiator If there’s a room (or two) that you don’t have to spend a lot of time in, switch off the radiator or turn it completely down, then shut the door to conserve energy.
The radiators will also operate better if you dust between their fins and ensure they’re free of obstructions as well as furnishings (or dry socks to be precise).
You could even take advantage of getting yourself a Blue Peter on: installing a reflective foil panel behind your radiators can help you save about PS13 every year as it reflects heat to the space. A standard piece of kitchen foil can do well and is a cheap alternative.