Energy Saving Tips
With whole websites dedicated to energy saving tips, there’s no shortage of advice about how to save energy at home. Saving energy in the home can result in significantly reduced bills, so it’s not just the environment that benefits, it’s your bank balance too.
Many of the ways to save energy at home are extremely straightforward and involve little, if any, outlay. As much as £60 per year can be saved just by turning your central heating thermostat down by 1°C. It can also be more economical to keep the heating on constantly during the colder months, setting it to a low heat rather than programming it to turn on and off at set times.
If you are looking to save energy at home, consider ways of maximising the efficiency of your central heating system; by installing EndoTherm central heating additive, you could reduce your heating bills by up to 15%. EndoTherm increases the thermal contact, which improves heat transfer rate and efficiency, resulting in rooms reaching determined temperature quicker and staying warmer for longer, thus using less fuel.
Popular tips for saving energy include leaving the oven door open after cooking so that it can warm your kitchen, rather than using an extractor fan to remove it and wasting the heat; and opening the curtains to let the warmth of the sun in, closing them again when the sun goes down.
Among energy saving tips for home owners, is the advice to arrange a home energy audit, also known as a home energy assessment. A professional Energy Auditor can determine where energy is being lost and recommend home energy saving measures to improve efficiency and reduce costs, such as loft insulation and cavity wall insulation.
Free loft insulation and free cavity wall insulation are both available to people / properties meeting certain criteria, and can save up to £140 per year and £160 per year respectively on heating bills for an average three-bedroom home.
One of the most widely promoted home energy saving tips is simply to wash clothes at 30°C. Unless clothes are heavily soiled, there is no need to use a hot wash cycle – 90% of the energy used by washing machines is spent heating the water.
Generally, domestic appliances are most efficient when used to full capacity – fridges and freezers use less energy when they are well stocked, and running a dishwasher or washing machine half empty can be very wasteful. Make full use of a hot oven by using every shelf – multiple dishes / meals can be cooked at once and any excess food can be refrigerated or frozen for another day.
Saving energy at home can also be easily achieved by switching off lights, appliances and devices when they are not in use – this particularly applies to chargers which, if left switched on, will continue to use electricity even when they are not charging. Avoid leaving anything on ‘standby’ – it is estimated that televisions and games consoles left on standby cost households between £45 and £80 a year.
With energy saving tips in abundance, it can be difficult to know where to begin, and sometimes old habits die hard. So the simple, low cost option of purchasing a central heating additive is a great place to start. Once installed, EndoTherm will go on reducing energy usage and saving you money for at least six years, so you can maximise the efficiency of your heating system with minimal effort and expense.
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EndoTherm is independently proven to save up to 15% on heating bills.