January 17th – 23rd is Energy Saving Week!
Working actively to save energy can have a big impact on the environment and your wallet (win-win really). But trying to think of ways to lower your energy usage at home can be a bit daunting – especially as a parent who already has enough going on. So, we’re here to help!
Whether you’re looking to save some ££ or lower your carbon footprint we’re here with some top tips:
1. Turn off the lights when leaving a room
We’ve all heard this one before, but do we really put it into practice? Doing so can save you £14 per year on your energy bills. It might not seem like a lot, but it adds up! We’ll include a total you could be saving at the end of this article.
2. Use LED lights
Not only do LED lights look stylish, but they’re also more affordable AND more efficient. What more could you want?! Using LEDs can save you up to £35 per year.
3. Turn off appliances
Making sure your devices and appliances are turned off rather than being left on standby can save you £40 a year! This is often the case with gaming consoles so if you’re not sure, switch it off by the plug.
4. Turn down the thermostat
Winter is understandably the time we use the most energy, it’s cold and usually rainy out so we want to feel cosy and warm at home. But did you know that if you turn down your thermostat by just 1 degree, it can save you around £65 per year.
5. Cut down on washing
You can save £28 per year by simply cutting back on washing machine and dishwasher use by one cycle a week! Save some extra by only filling up the kettle with the water you need.
6. Use a smart meter
All homes in the UK are entitled to a smart meter (even if you’re renting), they’re free, you just need to contact your energy supplier. Smart meters are amazing, helping you keep track of your energy usage and giving you tips on what you can do to save more.
7. Draught-proof your home
Unless your home is new, it’s likely you’ll lose some heat through draught. Draught-proofing could save you £30 a year and make your home feel warmer. Find out more by clicking here.
You can save up to £212 per year just by following these 7 tips! And there are plenty more out there that can save you even more.
Not to mention all of these being great at lowering your carbon footprint!
If you have any additional energy-saving tips, please let us know in the comments.
And if you’d like to learn more about lowering your carbon footprint, click here.