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[ 1 Jul 2014 ]
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10 ways to save energy, money, and help prevent climate change.

Here are some simple measures you can do right now.

 

 

 

Turn your thermostat down. Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10 percent. You could save around £50 per year.

Have your gas appliances serviced each year

Close your curtains at dusk to stop heat escaping through the windows.

Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.

Don't leave appliances on standby and remember not to leave appliances on charge unnecessarily.

If you're not filling up the washing machine, tumble dryer or dishwasher, use the half-load or economy programme.

Only boil as much water as you need (but remember to cover the elements if you're using an electric kettle).

A dripping hot water tap wastes energy and in one week wastes enough hot water to fill half a bath, so fix leaking taps and make sure they're fully turned off!

Use energy saving lightbulbs. They last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, and using one can save you around £40 over the lifetime of the bulb. This saving could be up to £60 over its lifetime if you?re replacing a very high wattage incandescent bulb, or one used for more than a few hours a day.

Do a home energy check. Just ask yourself are you thinking about your energy consumption. 



Source http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/what_can_i_do_today/getting_started
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