10 Ways to Reduce your Energy Bills With a Wireless Energy Saving Monitor
A 2006 report by Oxford University's Environmental Change Institute found that awareness of electricity use automatically prompts cuts of between 5% and 15%. The study shows that instant feedback on how much electricity you are using in your home will actually help you change old habits, such as leaving the television on. Use an energy saving monitor in your house to asses where you can make savings and educate yourself to become more energy efficient.
1. A house walk round - wireless display can show you where you need to reduce usage
2. See the patterns and stop any errors in your bills - use the historical data to establish trends
3. Instantly see the saving you can make - reduce the use of energy sucking appliances such as kettlesRead more…
How to save electricity…
Turn off – don't stand by…
make sure all appliances are turned off at the plug socket and not left on stand-by, appliances left on stand-by can be using 10% of your overall electricity bill. Unplug or turn off to save, or invest in a standby saver. Don't forget your PC monitor and printers and the surprising electricity suckers are mobile phone chargers - do you know that chargers still use electricity even if they are not charging your appliance? always unplug them after use and consider investing in a solar mobile charger.
How to be more energy efficient in the kitchen…
Wash clothes at 40˚C or 30˚C
90% of the energy in a washing machine is used to heat the water, a 60˚C wash uses almost 2x the electricity of a 40˚C wash.
Fill the washing machine and dishwasher
two half loads use more energy and water than one full load.
Defrost fridges and freezers
keep ice clear to run at maximum efficiency.
Check fridge/freezer door seals
your fridge door should grip a piece of paper - if not replace the seal.
How to save money on your heating bill…
Put on a jumper, don't walk around in winter in a t-shirt
live by the seasons and wear layers and thermals in cold months.
Put a blanket on your bed, don't leave heating on all night
snuggle up and put extra blankets on your bed to save while you sleep.
Turn your thermostat down
even 1 degrees could reduce your bill up to 10% - saving on average £55 a year.
Don't heat empty rooms in your house
turn the radiators down to minimum in rooms that are not being used, that includes bedrooms during the day.
How to save water in the home…
Don't run water while you clean your teeth
this can save 5 litres every time
Fit a flush saving device in your toilet
if you have a traditional cistern use a brick!
Fix dripping taps
this can save 4 litres a day, if it's a hot water tap this also saves energy too
Shower instead of bath
saves a third of the water, this can be 400 litres a week.
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