1. SAVE MONEY ON LIGHTING!
Which rooms are you using the most? How many hours per day?.. It may be worth switching to LED lamps for the rooms where most use applies or even throughout your property. Although more expensive than Halogen bulbs, LEDs use up to 10 times less power!
There is also a hidden saving in the long life, less maintenance cost. LED’s are quoted as lasting up to 40000 hours compared with around 1000 hours for Halogen bulbs!
Also consider getting timers fitted in the places where lights are always left on (hallways, etc)
2. SAVE MONEY ON HEATING!
If you have a timer control on your central heating, experiment with the minimal duration you need for the time you spend at home. If a room is hardly used, do you really need to switch it on in that room?
Also be aware that on modern combi boilers, there is an option to turn water pre-heating off. You only have to wait an extra few seconds for the water to heat when this is off and it stops your boiler slowly burning gas all day long!
3. SAVE MONEY ON APPLIANCE USAGE!
Kettles – These use A LOT more electricity than most people realise, only heat the water you really need when boiling a kettle and you will definitely save money.
Showers – When taking a shower turn the heat down a bit lower than usual AND go faster! Just a minute or two faster will save you money in the long run.
Washing Machines – Reduce temperature to save energy(your clothes will last longer also) and wash larger loads less frequently, as opposed to small loads often.
Tumble Driers – Do you really need it? …They are very expensive in terms of electricity usage.. Is there a warm part of the house where clothes can dry naturally instead? Airing cupboard, etc.
Dishwashers – Again do you really need this for just a few things? Get big arms instead by washing up! As with anything that heats water, dishwashers are power hungry!
4. PAY LESS FOR YOUR BILLS
Probably the most overlooked part! … Why pay more than you should be paying! … Get cheaper energy from S Barker Electrical Ltd!
Few people realise that we can offer a utility bill money saving service also, so contact us for a free quote on lower cost energy.
A very quick process, but worth the time and significant savings can be made in most cases!