Is your home totally energy efficient? If not, why not?! In this day and age, we all know how important it is to cut down on our energy consumption. The planet will benefit and, as a result, we can help to slow down climate change and try to reverse the effects of global warming. One of the ways we can all contribute is to use less energy in our homes. Want to know how you can turn your life into an eco-friendly dream? Here are five steps to take.
Switch Off Unused Appliances
This is very simple – if you aren’t using an electrical appliance or device, unplug it and make sure it is turned off completely. If you leave things on, they will continue to use power without you even realizing it. If you are going on holiday for a few days, do a quick check around your home to make sure you don’t leave anything plugged in. If possible, unplug your fridge and freezer while you are away too. They use an extortionate amount of energy!
Insulate Your Home
Do you know if your home is insulated efficiently? If you don’t have a clue, check this out straight away. Not only will a correctly insulated home save energy but it will also help you save money on your utility bills. An insulated home will not lose heat so easily. Therefore, you won’t need to use central heating as often as you would in an uninsulated home. It can cost a lot to get your home insulated, but you will save this overtime thanks to reduced bills.
Be Efficient When Washing Clothes
If you have the chance, dry your laundry outside on a washing line. This way, you won’t be using a tumble dryer, which can consume a lot of energy. You should also try and wash in big batches. Save up your laundry until you need to wash a lot before you do a load. It is also possible to save yourself a lot of ironing. The best way to do this is to iron clothes when they are still ever so slightly damp. You’ll find they iron quicker, saving you time and energy!
Fix Up Your Electrics And Appliances
Make sure your electrical system is working correctly. If it isn’t, it could be consuming too much power. If your electrics are in perfect working order, there are still some things you can do to prevent your appliances from using too much power. One of the best is to add RF Attenuators to your appliances. These will reduce the signal and power without changing the waveform.
Don’t Overpay For Your Energy
You may be able to change your power by switching suppliers. Compare what each company can offer you. Not only can this save on power to your home, but it could help you cut down on utility bills.
Keen to go green? If you follow these five steps, you’ll turn your house into an eco-friendly home with minimal effort!