Sometimes, it’s all about those little changes you can make. Below, we’ve outlined eight easy steps you can take to make your home a little bit more energy-efficient.
- If your thermostat is set above 20ºC, turn it down. Lowering your thermostat by just 1ºC could reduce your heating bill by up to 10%*.
- Keep your curtains closed at night, even in empty rooms. By doing this you can reduce heat loss.
- Closing doors can help separate heated from unheated rooms. This means you won’t waste money heating rooms nobody is in.
- Turn the lights off when you leave a room.
- By switching your appliances off, rather than leaving them on standby you could reduce your energy spend on those appliances by up to 20%*.
- Make better use of your timers on your immersion/ boiler by being in more control of when your heating comes on and goes off. This can help you save energy.
- Replacing your bulbs with energy efficiency bulbs you could significantly reduce your lighting bill. And keep in mind that new energy efficiency bulbs can last up to 10* times longer than conventional bulbs.
- When purchasing appliances look for the energy rating label. Try to go for those with an ‘A’ rating as these are the most efficient.
*Savings and losses are calculated as per www.seai.ie.
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