LOW ENERGY LIGHTS from Eagle is a great Energy Saving Tip. provide the same amount of light whilst using up to 80% less energy than a standard bulb, and for a fraction of the cost. Low energy lights come in stylish designs, and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes and fittings. Although they can be a little more expensive than standard bulbs, they do last up to 10 times longer. Replace all your lights with low energy ones and you could save yourself around £45 a year!
WALL AND LOFT INSULATION are great ways of reducing the amount of heat your property loses, and reducing your carbon footprint. You could save around £265 a year when you install cavity wall and loft insulation, and are also entitled to a 50% government grant to help with the costs. The installation process will cause no mess or damage to your property, and will create a more even temperature throughout your house.
DRAUGHT PROOFING is an effective measure against heat escaping through gaps in your floor and skirting. Fill in those gaps to keep more heat in and save on your energy bills.
DOUBLE GLAZING is an effective way of cutting the costs of your energy bills. By keeping more heat inside you don’t need to turn up the thermostat as much, and you could save an average of £140 a year!
A great Energy Saving Tip is to Replace your old for a more efficient ‘A’ RATED BOILER could save you a lot of money and energy. You could be eligible for up to £400 to replace your boiler and once replaced, it should be checked annually for optimum performance.
Another Energy Saving Tip: Wrap your HOT WATER TANK with a 'JACKET' to help save on energy and heat loss during winter and cold periods. The ‘jacket’ only costs a few pounds and could save you around £35 a year.
Try to FILL UP YOUR APPLIANCES each time you use them, for example dishwashers, dryers, and washing machines. They take the same amount of energy to power if they are full or half full, so getting more done is more energy efficient. However, Kettles are better off if filled to your needs, so hot water doesn’t just sit in it and get cold (only for it to be re-boiled again!)
Another Energy Saving Tip is ENERGY SAVING APPLIANCES: These are available to buy, and are not necessarily more expensive. Appliances like Kettles and Toasters are available in an energy saving alternatives which could save you some money and make your home more eco friendly.
Eagle Property Solutions is an independant company providing independant Energy Saving Tips.
SWITCH OFF your appliances from the mains instead of leaving them on standby mode. If you consider the amount of appliances you may have in your property, the cost of leaving them on standby starts to accumulate.
A simple Energy Saving Tip Switching the LIGHTS OFF when you are not using a room is a simple energy saving tip, but one that is often forgotten and dismissed.
THICKER CURTAINS keep more heat in and less heat out, thus reducing the need to heat up your house. It is also energy saving if you draw your curtains at dusk to allow more heat to trap inside.
DO NOT OVER HEAT your home so you don't have to open windows to cool it down again, wasting money and energy as the excess heat is allowed to escape. Keep an eye on your thermostat and make sure it is not turned on unnecessarily.
Take a SHOWER instead of a bath. That way you use less energy for hot water waste less water. Limiting the time you spend in the shower by timing yourself will also help you save energy.
WASH AT 30˚C. Washing your clothes at 30˚C saves energy whilst not compromising the cleanliness of your clothes for the majority of the time. There are brands of washing powders that are specifically designed to give a great clean at 30˚C.
Having an ENERGY MONITOR in your property will make you more aware of energy waste, and you are hence more likely to eliminate the waste. An energy monitor costs between £50 and £100 but can pay for itself in energy savings over time.