How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

We keep hearing about how important it is to save energy, but few of us actually know how to do this. The good news is that making your home energy efficient is really easy. You probably already know that you should be switching lights off when you leave a room but there is a whole host of other things you can do to save energy. Don’t worry, you won’t need to give up any of your home comforts. Just adopt these habits and you will find your energy bills dropping as you play your part in the global fight to combat climate change.

Watch Your Energy Consumption

 Nowadays, more and more energy companies are providing customers with a free energy consumption monitor. If yours doesn’t then you can buy one for around £30 and it is well worth the investment. This monitor will tell you exactly how much energy you are using. The visual reminder might shock you but it will also help you cut down. Families have reportedly saved over £100 a year just because they could see exactly how much energy they were using.

Get Yourself an Eco Kettle

 We all love a cup of tea but did you know that boiling the kettle is one of the most energy inefficient processes you will undertake in your home? Heating an entire kettle of water for just one cup of tea is incredibly wasteful but eco-kettles help solve this problem. An eco-kettle can save up to 30% of the energy a normal kettle will use. This saving will transfer to your household bills and cost you a bit less too. As a general rule, going for the most energy efficient models for all of your household appliances will save you some cash.

Use LED Bulbs

 LED lights are around 75% more efficient than regular incandescent bulbs. This makes a huge difference to the amount of energy you are using in your home. Although the bulbs are more expensive up front, they are worth it for the savings. Also, LED bulbs do not get hot, meaning you do not lose energy through heat radiating from the light. What’s more, LED bulbs last for around 50,000 hours – assuming you have the lights on 12 hours a day (which is way more than most people do), your bulb will last roughly 11 and a half years.

Use Your Thermostat Timer

 Leaving your heating on all the time is a sure fire way to rack up your energy bill and waste energy. Most thermostats or boilers are equipped with a timer – use this timer to control how much heating you use every day. Obviously, the size of your house will dictate how much heat you need but if you can get away with just using an hour in the morning and an hour at night, you will save both energy and money.

Unplug Your Appliances

 Even if your appliances are not being used, keeping them plugged in and on stand-by will drain energy. It might be a negligent amount but if all of your appliances are on standby all the time then it can add up. Simply flick the switch at the wall to off or unplug your appliance and the problem is solved. One easy way to make sure you are switching everything off is to plug all of your appliances in to one big extension chord and then you can control everything with one switch.

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