Tuesday, 4 February 2014

One simple way to cut your energy costs

Did you know that daylight could save over 150000 tons of CO2 every year in Europe alone?  I didn't, but it makes sense as when we are letting the light from outside our houses in we are not using energy to light our homes.

So my simple tip for cutting energy is to make sure you open your curtains or blinds to let in as much sunlight as possible.  

This time of year we need all the sunlight we can get, so make sure that your windows are clean and let what light there is outside shine in.

I hadn't realised just how dirty my windows had got until we had some sunshine on Sunday, which shamed me in to getting out and giving them a quick clean, which made a massive difference. 

Also skylights let in twice as much light as standard windows, so it is essential that you open any VELUX blinds you have on them too.  I am a great believer if it is possible to reduce energy consumption then we should, not only as we are saving money, but we are also saving the planet.

In cooperation with VELUX

1 comment:

  1. I hate it when you have to put the lights on early so it's good to see the evenings getting lighter and that it is no longer dark when my son gets off the school bus at 4.10pm x


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