Sunday, 30 October 2011

Top tips on saving money on your electrcity


Now that the darker nights are drawing in, I find myself looking for ways to save money on my electricity bill.  Not only are electricty increasing, but we will soon be using the heating again and having the lights on for much longer each day increasing the usage and the costs.  So my tips are as follows:
    • Use an price comparison such such as uSwitch to make sure you are getting the best deal for you
    • Draw your curtains or blinds at dusk to keep the heat in and the cold out
    • Use draft excluders at the exterior doors
    • Use a curtain at the door if you get a draft
    • Make sure you do not leave appliances on standby
    • Only wash a full load of laundry
    • Boil the amount of water you require rather than a kettle full
    • Put the lids on your pans, they boil quicker and you lose less heat
    • Do not put warm foods in the fridge or freezer
    • Turn off the lights in unused rooms and use energy saving light bulbs
    • Make sure you hot water tank is set to 60 degrees or less
    • Turn your heating down by 1 degree
    • Do not use a tumble dryer
    • Have showers rather than baths or share a bath
    • Unplug chargers, if the plug or charger unit gets warm when plugged in that tends to indicate that it is using electricity.  Make sure you unplug it when it has finished doing its job.
    • Use candles, they give off a lovely glow an d save on lighting, plus make you feel warmer.
What are your top tips for saving electricity?

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