Top 10 ways to Save Energy in your Home!

Being energy efficient is a step towards lowering your bill every month, living on a cleaner planet and looking after those around you. These top 10 tips below will help you to save more energy in and around your time, it doesn’t take money, or a huge investment, all it takes is a little bit of time and patience.

  1. Switch off/Unplug any phone chargers or appliances you don’t need on. If they’re hot to touch and you’re not using them, then you’re just wasting energy.
  2. Turning your boiler down won’t necessarily save you money. If you have a room thermostat, then turn it down to the maximum setting and if you don’t, it’s best to set your boiler to whatever you’re comfortable with.
  3. Washing at 30C instead of 40C or higher will use less electricity and save you a third of what you’re paying already.
  4. Use a pressure cooker if you have one, as it takes half the time needed than when you cook in an oven and overall uses less energy and electricity, plus it’s a time saver!
  5. Keep draughts out, if you can’t afford proper double glazing then try the cheap alternative – glazing film as for 4 windows in will only cost around £8.
  6. Insulate your home! Loft insulation cane save you up to £140 a year and cavity wall insulation can save you up to £160 a year.
  7. Always think ahead, set your heating to come on 15-30 before you need it and turn it off 30 minutes earlier before you go to bed.
  8. Be efficient with your heaters, especially if you have strong ones. Keep them at a constant temperature but turn it down to the minimum when you don’t need it on!
  9. Always check your energy label when buying an appliance! Buying an energy efficient fridge or freezer will save you up to £71. Make sure you take the size into account as well.
  10. Use central heating, it’s cheaper and more efficient, you can even test this yourself by comparing your meter readings.