Saving Electricity at Home

With all of us spending extended amounts of time at home these days, the electricity bills can easily start to climb. Did you know that in general, 6pm-9pm in the time during the day when the most electricity is used at home? But there are some simple changes that you can make to your life that will save electricity, money and the environment! 

Did you know that according to the Energy Consumption in the UK (ECUK) 2017 report, the average home with four occupants uses 13 electronic appliances, including laptops and TVs? That’s more than triple the number from 1990! However, we still use roughly the same amount of energy, which means our appliances are becoming more energy efficient. That doesn’t mean we’re perfect though, there is a lot to improve on!

Use more efficient appliances

This could be using energy-saver lightbulbs to A+++ rated dishwashers. An A+++ fridge freezer will save around £320 in energy bills over its lifetime compared to an A+ model. Don’t forget to replace old appliances and avoid wasting power by switching off plugs when you’re not using them!

Double glazing all the way! 

Insulate your home from the cold and reduce your heating and electricity bills. It’s an investment worth making; if your semi-detached home is entirely single glazed, you could save as much as £110 a year by installing double glazing.

Take shorter showers and turn the tap off!

Hot water is expensive, if you shorten your showers you could save over  £20 a year. Remember, there is no need to leave the tap running when you brush your teeth or wash your face – it all adds up!

Switch off the AC

During the summer, if you’re out of the house, be sure to switch off the air conditioning. Leaving it running is a waste of energy and money! Throughout the summer, try to reduce the hot meals you cook. Try salads, breads and meats. You can save electricity by not having to remove the heat from your kitchen with an AC system.

Use a clothes rack!

If you can avoid using your tumble drier, why not pop the clothes out to dry on the washing line, or hang them on a clothes rack? Save yourself the money and look after the environment!

These are just a few simple tricks for saving electricity at home. They are easy to keep to and could make a difference to your bills and the planet! Get in touch if you have any questions.