4 Energy Saving Tips

4 Energy Saving Tips

Energy Saving Tips

Here are our 5 energy saving tips that will help you save and protect the environment. Get in touch with one of our Bristol Electricians for further advise and more energy saving tips.

Power shower

It is important to remember that a high pressure power shower can use as much water as a bath.  As a result, it’s best to either turn the pressure down or fit a water efficient shower head which reduces hot water usage whilst retaining the sensation of a powerful shower. According to the Energy Saving Trust such a shower head could potentially save a four person household around £67 a year on gas for water heating as well as a further £100 on water bills if you have a water meter.

Heating

Turning down your thermostat by just 1⁰ can save between £60 and £90 a year.

It is also a good idea to only heat the rooms you want to and when you need to. To help improve the efficiency of your heating it is worth having room thermostats, programmers and thermostatic radiator valves installed so that you can control the heat in different areas of the house.

Lighting

LED spotlights have improved significantly since they were first introduced. They are now bright, warm and incredibly energy efficient. Although they are more expensive to buy than halogen lamps they use 80% less energy and the Energy Saving Trust calculates that replacing a 50W halogen down light with a 6W LED will save approximately £70 over the lifetime of the bulb. Multiply that by the number of LEDs in your home and that is a significant saving.

Switch off standby

Simply turning all your appliances off standby mode can save around £30 a year. It is also important to turn everything off at the plug when you are not using it – including chargers which continue to use electricity when they aren’t charging.

If you are looking for electrical help contact us and one of our expert Bristol electricians would be in touch to help you further.

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