Saving Money on Your Energy Bills

In honour of World Environment Day, we have put together a few tips on how you can help to save the environment and save money all at the same time.


Tip 1 IconHeating

Consider the temperature you leave your home when out. Remember that your home needs to be warm enough to keep the system from freezing in cold weather, but doesn’t need to be heated to the same extent as when you are at home. When you are at home, consider putting on a jumper rather than turning the heating up. Heating not only affects your energy consumption but also affects the temperature of the environment which in turn impacts upon our natural resources.


Tip 2 IconLighting

Be mindful to switch lights off if you are the last person leaving a room or set timers to ensure that your lights are switched off. When replacing light bulbs, it is worth considering installing energy saving bulbs. This will help both to reduce your energy bills and greenhouse gasses, which helps the planet reserve its non-renewable energy sources.


Tip 3 IconWater

Try to conserve water supplies by taking a shower rather than a bath and installing a water butt in your garden to water the plants. The rainwater is not only better for your plants, but you are also recycling excess water which will help you to save on your energy bills too!


Tip 4 IconElectronics

Wash your laundry in full loads, so your devices are on less often. If you have a tumble dryer, try to avoid using it on a dry day! With the increase in electronic devices within our homes standby function is often used, but this is not as effective as turning your electronics off when out of use.


Tip 5 IconInsulation

Check your home is adequately insulated. Loft and cavity wall insulation are both reliable ways of conserving heat in your home and reducing wasted energy. If your budget won’t stretch to full loft insulation then fear not, there are still steps you can take to improve the heat retention in your home without breaking the bank. Checking seals around doors and windows for example to ensure the heat stays in.


We hope you have found this useful. For more handy hints and tips on Creating Your Perfect Summer Garden and How to Check Your Boiler.