Energy Saving Tips

 

A small change can make a BIG difference!  Changing a few habits can go a long way to reducing your energy costs and being more efficient with energy in your home.

You will begin to notice your energy costs reducing and it’s a good idea to re-invest this money in energy saving products and A+ rated energy efficient appliances to reduce your energy consumption even further. Or if you’re anything like us, you could just simply treat your family to a fun day out.

Give these no-cost and low-cost energy saving tips around your home a try and you will notice the reduction in your next few energy bills. The more you do the more you’ll save.  Don’t forget to share your energy saving tips with our T.E.D Community here on Facebook.

Heating Up Your Home

  • Fancy saving up to £30 per year? Go ahead turn the room thermostat down by 1 degree
  • Set heating controls to OFF half an hour before you leave the house, and to come ON half an hour before you are due home
  • Try not to obstruct your radiators with curtains or furniture
  • Draw your curtains as soon as it starts to go dark to help keep the heat inside your rooms
  • Check your loft is properly insulated
  • If you don’t have it already enquire about cavity wall insulation too.  Some providers still offer this for free

Appliances in the Home

  • Use energy efficient light bulbs (LEDS) which use less energy and can last up to ten times longer than traditional electricity guzzling bulbs.
  • Don’t forget to turn off household appliances such as microwaves, TVs, DVD players, surround sound, unplug mobile phone and laptop chargers.That little red standby light is costing you money!

Refrigeration

  • Check the seals on your fridge and freezer doors are clear of ice or food, so the doors close with a tight seal
  • Don’t leave the fridge door open for too long
  • Make sure food is cooled before avoid putting into the fridge, adding warm food increases the energy required to keep the contents cold.
  • Make sure you regularly defrost the freezer
  • Is your fridge or freezer next to the cooker or a heat source? Its wasting your money, if possible, keep the freezer in a cool room or garage

Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers and Dishwashers

  • Get in to the habit of using a low temperature setting 30 degrees is usually plenty
  • Only wash full loads or use a half-load or economy programme,
  • If its dry outside get those clothes on the line rather than using a tumble dryer
  • Avoid drying your clothes on radiators, use a clothes rail instead of a radiator as this stops the heat from reaching the rest of the room. It can also cause condensation
  • Did you know? A+ rated Dishwashers use less energy and water than washing up by hand

Cooking

  • Match the pan size to the cooker ring or hob to prevent heat loss.
  • Using a lid on saucepans helps the contents heat up faster and requires less energy
  • Did you know? Pressure cookers, steamers and microwaves use less energy than pots and pans, vegetables also retains more goodness and taste great

Hot Water

  • Fancy a brew? Only boil as much water as you need.  You can now buy one cup kettles
  • Look out for a buildup of lime scale in your kettle, as it can affect its energy efficiency. You can treat with low cost descaling solutions or vinegar (but make sure to rinse well before use)
  • Do you ever find yourself adding cold water to your bath or shower? Consider turning the thermostat down on your hot water tank or combi boiler to 60 degrees centigrade, most people are happy with this temperature and you will save on your heating costs
  • Take a shower instead it uses 40% less water and energy than a bath

T.E.D Tip: Letter boxes and key holes can cause draughts. It’s easy to fit a brush seals or a spring flap and put a cover over a key hole to keep the heat in.

Energy Saving Tips

 

A small change can make a BIG difference!  Changing a few habits can go a long way to reducing your energy costs and being more efficient with energy in your home.

You will begin to notice your energy costs reducing and it’s a good idea to re-invest this money in energy saving products and A+ rated energy efficient appliances to reduce your energy consumption even further. Or if you’re anything like us, you could just simply treat your family to a fun day out.

Give these no-cost and low-cost energy saving tips around your home a try and you will notice the reduction in your next few energy bills. The more you do the more you’ll save.  Don’t forget to share your energy saving tips with our T.E.D Community here on Facebook.

Heating Up Your Home

  • Fancy saving up to £30 per year? Go ahead turn the room thermostat down by 1 degree
  • Set heating controls to OFF half an hour before you leave the house, and to come ON half an hour before you are due home
  • Try not to obstruct your radiators with curtains or furniture
  • Draw your curtains as soon as it starts to go dark to help keep the heat inside your rooms
  • Check your loft is properly insulated
  • If you don’t have it already enquire about cavity wall insulation too.  Some providers still offer this for free

Appliances in the Home

  • Use energy efficient light bulbs (LEDS) which use less energy and can last up to ten times longer than traditional electricity guzzling bulbs.
  • Don’t forget to turn off household appliances such as microwaves, TVs, DVD players, surround sound, unplug mobile phone and laptop chargers.That little red standby light is costing you money!

Refrigeration

  • Check the seals on your fridge and freezer doors are clear of ice or food, so the doors close with a tight seal
  • Don’t leave the fridge door open for too long
  • Make sure food is cooled before avoid putting into the fridge, adding warm food increases the energy required to keep the contents cold.
  • Make sure you regularly defrost the freezer
  • Is your fridge or freezer next to the cooker or a heat source? Its wasting your money, if possible, keep the freezer in a cool room or garage

Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers and Dishwashers

  • Get in to the habit of using a low temperature setting 30 degrees is usually plenty
  • Only wash full loads or use a half-load or economy programme,
  • If its dry outside get those clothes on the line rather than using a tumble dryer
  • Avoid drying your clothes on radiators, use a clothes rail instead of a radiator as this stops the heat from reaching the rest of the room. It can also cause condensation
  • Did you know? A+ rated Dishwashers use less energy and water than washing up by hand

Cooking

  • Match the pan size to the cooker ring or hob to prevent heat loss.
  • Using a lid on saucepans helps the contents heat up faster and requires less energy
  • Did you know? Pressure cookers, steamers and microwaves use less energy than pots and pans, vegetables also retains more goodness and taste great

Hot Water

  • Fancy a brew? Only boil as much water as you need.  You can now buy one cup kettles
  • Look out for a buildup of lime scale in your kettle, as it can affect its energy efficiency. You can treat with low cost descaling solutions or vinegar (but make sure to rinse well before use)
  • Do you ever find yourself adding cold water to your bath or shower? Consider turning the thermostat down on your hot water tank or combi boiler to 60 degrees centigrade, most people are happy with this temperature and you will save on your heating costs
  • Take a shower instead it uses 40% less water and energy than a bath

T.E.D Tip: Letter boxes and key holes can cause draughts. It’s easy to fit a brush seals or a spring flap and put a cover over a key hole to keep the heat in.

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