Conserving Energy in Your Home
Useful Tips That Could Save You Money
Are you spending too much on your electricity bills? Or are you trying to be more eco-friendly? Below are some useful tips that could not only help you save energy but could also save you some money.
Windows and Doors
A large percentage of heat loss in your home is from drafts that pass through cracks in doors and windows. If you can feel cold air coming through, this means that warm air is escaping. It is recommended that you can fill any cracks around windows, floors, doors or skirting boards with sealant. This will not only heat up your home, but will save you money on your electricity bills in the long run.
Appliances and Lighting
One of the most important energy saving tips is to turn off any appliances that are not in use and to switch off lights when you are not in the room. In particular, people have a tendency to leave their computer screen monitor on at all times, while displaying their screen saver. This can consume large amounts of energy and can even use more energy than when you’re actually using the computer.
To help you save energy and money, we recommend that you set your computer to sleep mode which will turn off your monitor when it’s not in use.
Although it may be difficult for you to wash your clothes by hand on a regular basis, there are other ways you can save energy while washing. For instance, only using the washing machine when you have a full load will reduce the number of washes. It is also recommended to use the tumble dryer as little as possible as they eat up huge amounts of energy. Instead, you can hang your clothes out to dry or use your radiators if they are already warming your home.
Another helpful tip is to reuse the water from the tap in your sink, that would otherwise drain. For example, when you turn on the tap and wait for the hot water, put a container underneath the tap water until the water is warm enough. The water you have gathered can be used for other purposes such as watering the plants.
Useful tips like these will not only help you conserve energy, but could save you money too. If you would like to find out how much you can save on your home insurance give us a call today on 1890 30 20 20 or get a quick quote above.