5 energy-saving tips for your home

Heating and energy

13 September 2023

Nowadays, saving energy not only helps our environment, but is also a great way to reduce your energy bills. By making some small changes around your home, you can save energy without compromising on comfort and convenience. Here are five easy energy-saving tips to get you started:

Upgrade to LED lighting

One of the quickest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy use in your home is by replacing traditional lightbulbs with LED lights. LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient but also have a longer lifespan, saving you money on both electricity bills and replacement costs.

Seal leaks and insulate your home

Improper insulation and drafts can contribute to energy waste in your home. Check for gaps and cracks around windows, doors, and vents, and seal them with the appropriate material: weatherstripping, caulk, or insulation. Insulating your attic and walls can also make a big difference in keeping your home’s temperature regulated, reducing the need for heating or cooling. Double checking the cracks and creases can help you save energy all around your home!

Reduce the temperature of your boiler

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a nice hot bath – but this can be costly. Switching from baths to showers will help you save water around your home. If you do opt for a bath, turning the temperature of your water down a few degrees on your boiler will help you save energy on water heating, without sacrificing the comfort of a heated bath.

Unplug electronics and turn your lights off

Most of our electronics and appliances continue to use electricity even when they're turned off or in standby mode. To make sure your gadgets aren’t gorging on your home’s electricity when you’re not using them, you can:

  • Unplug devices like chargers, laptops, and small kitchen appliances when not in use. 
  • Consider using power strips with switches to easily disconnect multiple devices at once. 
  • Be vigilant about turning lights off when you leave the room. You can save a lot of electricity in your home with a little flick of a switch!

Get a smart meter installed

Many energy companies now offer installation of smart meters in your home for free. They are great tools for keeping track of how much energy your home has used, and how much your next energy bill may be. If you haven’t had a smart meter installed yet, contact your energy provider and ask about this.

Energy-saving doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. These simple tips will help you reduce your energy consumption, lower your utility bills, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

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