5 ways to lower the cost of energy sustainably

lower the cost of energy sustainably
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With the climate crises and the cost of living rising exponentially over the past few years and now reaching an all time high, absolutely everyone is looking for ways to lower the cost of their energy bills. For most, electricity is a major problem, with bills reaching the highest they have in over 40 years, so it’s understandable that you want to do everything you can to save some money. With that in mind, let’s look at some tips that will help you increase how efficient your home is and lower the cost of energy bills.

PROPERLY INSULATE YOUR HOME

If you’re finding that your home always feels cold, even when you’ve got all of the windows and doors shut and the heating on, then you’ve probably got an insulation problem. And, insulation isn’t just for heat either; it helps your home keep the desired inner temperature. So, it doesn’t matter if you’re using your heating or your AC unit; having your home properly insulated will help reduce how much you’re spending because it will help keep your home at the right temperature. If the insulation in your home does need replacing, speak to a professional about wall insulation batts and how they can help maintain the temperature in your home. You might also want to look at whether air is escaping through your windows and doors too, as this can play a huge role in the temperature of your home.

WASH CLOTHES AT A LOWER TEMPERATURE

While there might sometimes be a need to wash your clothes at a higher temperature, perhaps to get a stain or grease mark out, most washing machines are just as effective at lower temperatures for every day washes. You’ll be surprised at how much money you could save by simply switching from a 40 to a 30 or even 20 degree wash!

FILL YOUR FREEZER

You probably already know that keeping your refrigerator closed can help save on energy bills, but did you know that keeping your freezer full can actually help you save on your energy consumption too? When it’s fully stocked, it uses less energy to keep things frozen and at the right temperature. If you can’t fill it with food, consider adding bags of water to freeze to help it stay as energy efficient as possible.

TURN DOWN YOUR THERMOSTAT

It’s important to be at a comfortable temperature when you’re at home, but did you know that by simply turning down your thermostat by 1 degree, you could save up to 10% on your energy bills? And, there’s a good chance you won’t notice the difference in temperature too! Try turning your thermostat down by a degree or two and you’ll soon notice how much you’re saving.

Finally, if you’re really serious about saving money on your energy bills, then instead of turning up the heating, consider wrapping up with clothing and soft throws on your couch. Not only will you save extra money each year, but it can actually be really cosy snuggling with your family while watching your favourite shows and movies.

 

 

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