Using these 5 small tips in your home you can help benefit the environment and also save money in your pocket at the same time.
From switching to energy efficient appliances and turning lights off when you leave a room you can help reduce your energy bills and help make a bigger impact on the environment, all by making these simple changes that we use in our day to day lives.
So what are these 5 small simple tips that can help you make these improvements and save energy in your home:
- Unplug electrical devices
By leaving an electrical device plugged in or on standby we may think that this doesn’t have an effect on our energy bills or the environment when they are not in use, but that is not the case.
By unplugging your phone chargers, kettles, lamps, straighteners, TV’s and various other electrical appliances you can help save pounds every week and have a more positive effect on the planet.
- Turning off lights when then they are not in use
We are all guilty of leaving a room and not turning the light off or forgetting to do this thinking it will have very little impact on our home.
By turning a light off when you leave a room you can help save money on your household bills and it can also help keep rooms cooler in the months your heating may not be in use.
- Using a Smart Meter
By using a smart meter or changing your current meter to a smart meter you can see how much energy you are using and which appliances use the most so you can make changes to lower your energy consumption and keep track of your daily and monthly usage to help save money on your bills. Be sure to get a smart thermostat for your boiler replacement if you change your boiler.
- Using less water
By using less water when running a tap when it is not fully being used, cooking, taking quicker showers, having less water in your baths and washing your clothes when necessary at a lower temperature you can reduce your water consumption and also save money on your bills and help the environment.
- Double Glazing
By having double glazing doors and windows in your home they can help lower your energy bills and also reduce your carbon footprint by reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases from heating and cooling, this can be a great investment for your home.