Have you ever thought about how you can save energy at home? Not only will it save you some money, but it will also help the environment. We can go through our everyday lives not thinking properly about the amount of energy we waste however, with the ongoing lockdown, we have a good opportunity to take time to reflect on our habits. It’s amazing how a few small changes can benefit us and the planet!
We have compiled a list of ways in which you can cut down on your energy use at home – and reduce your bills in the process.
- Use energy-efficient light bulbs
- Turn off lights when there is daylight
- Turn off lights in rooms you’re not using
- Draft-proof doors so that heat is retained
- Only boil as much water as you need in the kettle
- Unplug your phone when it is fully charged
- Turn off and unplug any device that isn’t being used
- Put lids on pans to reduce cooking time
- Use a dishwasher rather than washing up by hand
- Use the eco mode on your dishwasher and washing machine
- Read books instead of using the computer
- Don’t leave the fridge door open for too long
- Turn off radiators in rooms you don’t use
- Don’t dry clothes on radiators, as the boiler has to work harder
- Put on extra clothes rather than switching on the heating
- Take showers rather than baths
There are some great resources on the internet regarding saving energy. We recommend The Green Age which is the UK’s premier energy-saving advice portal. It has created a list of 100 ways in which you can save energy at home!