Saving energy around your home and being energy conscious is a good thing. It’s good for the environment and it’s good for your wallet. So check out these three very important ways of saving energy… for you… for everyone.
Even the Government is setting energy standards to help the planet and to help you.
Saving energy is a great way of saving yourself some cash, not just in your current home but even if you are building a home, you can save money by being energy conscious. Before getting into the top tips, it’s worth noting that the easiest way to save energy throughout your home is by getting a Smart Home System installation. This way you can turn items on and off from your phone and even when you are out of the house. This way you will never waste energy costs. Now let us get started with those energy saving tips.
Saving Energy in Your Kitchen
There are a number of things you can do to save energy in the kitchen. For example, make use of your microwave overusing your cooker. Being conscious of the amount of water you use for boiling tea or coffee is another way you can save energy. If you like to cook roast meat then make use of a slow cooker. It uses way less energy than a standard oven.
Saving Energy on Your Laundry
The most energy used when washing clothes comes from heating water, if you use a dryer then it is the energy needed to dry them that can be costly. Opt to wash your clothes at a lower temperature and instead hang your clothes on a line to dry. You can put your clothes in the dryer for 30 minutes then and reduce the time needed to iron.
Saving Energy Around Your Home
There are several changes you can make around your home to save on energy costs.
- Use energy efficient light bulbs around the home.
- Dimmer switches should be installed to reduce the amount of light used.
- Use energy efficient appliances such as fridges, washing machines, and dryers.
- Unplug all appliances when not in use.
- Insulate your building from top to bottom like a lot of your home’s heat can be lost either through the roof or walls.
- Install double glazed windows to reduce heat getting out.
- Insulate your water pipes to prevent leaks.
- Consider installing solar panels to generate your own energy.
- Turn your thermostat down 1° which will save you money – it all adds up!
- Change your shower if you have a power shower. Power showers use more energy.
- Get your boiler checked on a regular basis to ensure it is running efficiently, change it if it is no longer energy efficient.
- Use energy efficient bulbs on the outside of your property. For example, halogen lightbulbs use less energy than incandescent bulbs.
- Put your lights on a timer.
- Using a timer and smart home system will mean you can switch your lights on and off yourself or make use of a timing system.
- If you own a hot tub or pool, keep these covered when not in use as the heat can be trapped below the cover meaning you don’t have to use much energy to heat it.