With millions of UK homes facing a surge in energy bills,
experts across the UK have also been trying their best
to highlight the best ways to save energy at home.
Our very own in house energy consultant Zish Ellahi says
‘the best way to save energy is don’t use it in the first place’
However when at home, there’s some items that we just can’t live
without so Zish has made a list of offending items:
These include washing machines, tumble dryers and dishwashers.
Now by many experts these are classed as the worse offending items
But many people don’t know that some of these have an eco function.
The eco function on these appliances is designed to save water and as a
result use less energy. If you don’t have an eco function then you can
always wash at a lower temperature of 30 degrees. This will help both
your wallet and the environment.
These include TV’s and games consoles. Most people that we give energy
Saving tips and advice to now, already know that keeping these items switched
off rather than standby can save £’s off your annual bills. If you didn’t know this,
you do now! SWITCH OFF – NOT STANDBY
Also when upgrading check the energy labels as some items are more energy
efficient than others.
Quite simple to understand this category and again the same principle as
above applies, SWITCH OFF – NOT STANDBY
Fridges & Freezers
When upgrading check energy efficiency levels as some are more energy efficient
than others. If you have an older appliance then ensure that the door is closed
and the seal is intact as this acts as a barrier between the cold air inside and
warm air outside.
How many times growing up did our parents tell us to turn the lights off
when we left our bedroom? Well they weren’t wrong. Today this
principle still applies, even though light bulbs are more energy efficient
keeping them off when not needed helps reduce your energy bill.
When upgrading consider LED light bulbs as these are even more efficient.