|Turn down your thermostat
Did you know that by reducing the temperature of a room
by just 1°C you could reduce your heating bill
by approximately £55.00 a year?
|Close your curtains
when it is dusk or dark
Closed curtains prevent heat from escaping
out of windows. It is also a good idea to check for draughts
around your doors and windows. You could even
make your own draught excluder
out of plastic bags!
|Do not leave your appliances
Also, do not charge mobile phones and laptop computers unnecessarily.
|Remember to turn the lights
off every time you leave an empty room
|Only boil as much water
as you need to use
Elements must be covered if you are using an electric kettle.
|Dripping taps waste
A dripping hot water tap, if left for one week, wastes enough
water to fill half an average sized bath tub.
Make sure that taps are fully turned off and any leakages are
|Fill up your dishwasher/
Interestingly, full loads use less energy than two
half loads. However, overloading can break your washing
machine, so make sure that you can fit your hand over the top
of your full load of washing before switching on your machine.
|Replace tungsten light
bulbs with low energy light bulbs
Low energy light bulbs can last up to 10 times longer
than ordinary tungsten light bulbs, and using one can save you
up to £40 over the bulb's life time.
Did you know that you can recycle your low energy light bulbs?
Access recycle-more's low energy
light bulb recycling bank locator to find your nearest recycling
|Your water could be
Make sure that your cylinder thermostat is set to 60 Degrees
Celsius/ 140 Degrees Fahrenheit.