Energy Saving Tips

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Tip 1: Alternative Fuels

Gasoline and diesel aren’t the only options to power vehicles these days. Hydrogen is just one example of an alternative fuel that can be sued to power newer car models. Look at the different the different types of fuel when purchasing a new car.

Tip 2: Boiler

Your maintenance costs will be more than the value of the boiler if you’re using a boiler that is over 15 years old. If your boiler has reached this age, then it’s time to install a new one.  Breakdowns are more likely to occur in older boilers. You will save money on your energy bill by fitting a new boiler.

Tip 3: Car

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Your fuel consumption will be lower if you drive at the correct tyre pressure. Do as many journeys as possible in one trip by planning your journeys in advance.

Tip 4: Doors

Save money on your energy by sealing any gaps in your doors. Unsealed gaps will allow your home to lose heat, as they are one of the biggest drafts in your home.

Tip 5: Energy Monitors

Find out which appliances use the most energy by getting an energy monitor. This will help you estimate the cost of your energy bill before it arrives.

Tip 6: Food

Before we eat it, some of our food has travelled thousands of miles. This is something hardly any of us give a second thought to. Reduce CO2 around the world by purchasing local food. Your local economy will also feel the benefit.

Tip 7: Garden

It is best not to use yard heaters as they use loads of energy but don’t produce much heat. You can help your garden grow by turning your waste food into fertiliser using a composter.

Tip 8: Heating Oil

Heating oils are being produced now that burn longer and therefore produce less carbon. This will also save you money.

Tip 9: Insulation

Save a fortune on your heating bill by having proper insulation. If your home doesn’t have good insulation you will be paying to heat your home over and over again. Correct insulation will keep the heat in your home for longer.

Tip 10: Jackets

You will be paying to re-heat your water over and over again if you don’t insulate your boiler. An insulation jacket will keep your water warmer for longer. 75% can be saved on your energy bill by purchasing an insulation jacket.

Tip 11: Kettle

The more water that is in your kettle, the more energy it will use. So it is important to think about how much water you’re going to need before filling it.

Tip 12: Light bulbs

The same amount of light is given out by energy saving light bulbs when compared to standard ones. However, energy saving light bulbs use a smaller amount of energy. Switching to energy saving light bulbs is an easy change to make.

Tip 13: Mobile Phones

You can earn cash for your old mobile phone by selling to a company to recycle it for you. Keep this in mind when buying a new one.

Tip 14: Oven

Reduce cooking times by 50% by using a halogen oven. By saving time you will also save money on your energy bill.

Tip 15: Pipes

Save £10 a year and reduce CO2 by keeping your water pipes protected. It will also keep the water warmer for longer.

Tip 16: Quarterly Cleaning

Every 3 months clean any item with a filter. Over time the clog up and require more energy to be used at their full capacity.

Tip 17: Renewable Energy

You can save a fortune in the future by investing in solar panels. While the initial cost may be expensive, you could even sell your energy in the coming years.

Tip 18: Shower

A typical shower will use about 35 litres of water, whereas a bath will use about 100 litres. A shorter shower will save you money on your water and energy bill. Therefore, we recommend having a shower instead of a bath.

Tip 19: Timers

You can set a certain time to switch all your appliances off. This is very handy if you like to fall asleep with the TV on.

Tip 20: Use Your Hands

Save money on your energy bill by slicing, chopping and mixing your food by hand. Modern day appliances use a lot of energy.

Tip 21: Windows

Ensure your windows are closed properly. A huge draft can be caused in your home by the smallest gap in your window. Therefore, it is important to keep all gaps sealed and to ensure that all windows are double glazed.

Tip 22: Curtains

Keep the cold out at night by shutting the curtains. However, it is important that they don’t drape over the radiator as this will block the heat getting into the room.

Tip 23: Fridge

Regularly defrost your fridge to improve its energy efficiency. It is also important that hot food is allowed to cool before being placed in the refrigerator.

Tip 24: Washing Machine& Dishwasher

Use half load and economy settings on your washing machine. Only put the dirtiest dishes on high setting on your dishwasher.

Tip 25: Get Cosy

Jumpers, socks and slippers will you keep you warm when lounging around your home. Put an extra blanket on your bed at night-time.

Tip 26: Plan Meals

Cook a larger amount of food at once and freeze the leftovers to use another time. Planning meals will make you aware of what appliances you’re going to need.

Tip 27: Cooking Heat

Leave your oven door after cooking to heat up your kitchen. If it gives off enough heat, you may be able to adjust your thermostat.

Tip 28: Dishwasher

Don’t pre-wash dishes in the sink before putting them in the dishwasher. Scrape off any excess dirt into the bin.

Tip 29: Full Fridge

A full fridge will use less energy than a partially filled one as it’s being used to its full capacity. Therefore, to save energy keep your fridge full.

Tip 30: Right Ring

Use the right ring for the size pan you’re cooking with. You will waste energy if you cook a small amount of food in a big pan.

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