Top energy saving tips in the countdown to summer
THE countdown to British summer has begun but that’s no reason to forget energy saving measures as the temperatures creep up.
Even though we associate winter with high energy bills, warmer weather brings about its own energy guzzling habits.
So for those who want to keep an eye on their energy usage, Noreus has provided five simple tips to cut down and save money.
- Make the switch
The initial cost of an LED light might seem expensive but this outlay can be recovered within a couple of months. What’s more, highly efficient LED lighting uses up to 90 per cent less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb.
- Adjust the thermostat
Setting your thermostat at a higher level as summer approaches acts as an insurance policy, giving you peace of mind that the heating will switch on only when it’s necessary.
- Don’t overfill your fridge and freezer
If your fridge is filled to capacity, it will have to work harder and therefore use up more electricity. The same goes for a freezer – try to keep it only three quarters full.
- Try an energy efficient shower
If the temperature goes up, take advantage by enjoying a cooler shower or cutting the amount of time spent under the hot water.
Take a look at other energy saving methods too – heat exchange shower systems recycle the heat from waste water that would otherwise escape down the drain.
- Update your air conditioning
Before the sweltering heat of July and August begins, now is the time to think about a more energy efficient air conditioning system.
Air source heat pumps may be one solution. These work by converting atmospheric heat into warmth for the home, but can also be used in ‘reverse’ to create an air conditioning effect.
Don’t forget that higher temperatures means that it’s a great time to start getting prepared for the colder months ahead. If your home needs improvements such as roof work to stop leaks and prevent winter damage, act now to take advantage of the better weather.