Energy Saving Ideas: Helping You Save Money On Your Energy Bills

With the price of gas and electricity spiralling out of control it’s no wonder that consumers are seeking out ways in which they can improve energy efficiency in the home.

With the price of gas and electricity spiralling out of control it’s no wonder that consumers are seeking out ways in which they can improve energy efficiency in the home.

We’ve scoured the internet for the latest energy saving tips that will help to save on the cost of your energy bills in the long-run.

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1. Turning lights off when you’re not in a room

Leaving lights on in rooms which are unoccupied is a quick and easy fix. A basic habit to foster would be to switch them off as you leave. If you struggle to remember, why not add a little reminder on your light switch until you subconsciously learn to flick them off. You can save a good chunk of electricity by doing this regularly and you’re also helping to lower your carbon footprint around the home.

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2. Switch to LED

LED lights are much more affordable, and they look stylish too. All you need to do is replace your incandescent screw-in light bulbs with LED ones.

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3. Moving to more efficient appliances

Did you know that old appliances around the home can be one of the biggest sources of electricity usage? By opting for new appliances that are better efficient models you could cut your energy usage by half.

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4. Keep it low

Just lowering your thermostat to around 17 degrees can actually make a huge difference. Even better, adopting a programmable thermostat can allow you to monitor your electricity usage even when you’re not at home.

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5. Window blinds

Can in fact lock heat into your home, helping you to save as much as 12% on your energy bills. Over 50% of a home’s heating is lost through its windows and doors. So, choosing to opt for a Luxaflex® Duette® Shade, can in fact save you money. The unique honeycomb design keeps your home water in the winter, cooler in the summer and insulated all year round. What’s more, Duette® fabrics are also A++ energy rated too.

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6. Unplug devices

Avoid leaving devices on standby, if you unplug them you can help to reduce the amount of electricity you use, as well as helping to save the planet.

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7. Smart devices

Automated systems will detect when they're not being used and can intuitively switch off their power supply. The PowerView® automated system can in fact let you schedule your Duette® Shades to open, close or adjust on their own, at any time of the day or night. Helping to lock in heat, and keep out the cold.

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8. Put a lid on it

A super simple hack, but did you know by simply putting a lid on your pan when cooking you’re sure to lessen the cooking time and water usage significantly.

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9. It’s all in the solar-powered devices

Opting for solar- electronic devices around the home can go a long-way to reducing your energy consumption around the home.

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10. Double the glazing

This is the perfect solution for today’s modern home. Not only can they significantly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from the process of heating and cooling, but double-glazed windows and doors can also lower your energy bills too.