“Energy cannot be created or destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another”
Some very wise words from Albert Einstein which stay true to this very day. When you really think about it, how often do we make little changes in our everyday life to “save” energy? But what if we actually started thinking about how to only convert the energy we need. Here are some quick tips to think about when it comes to being energy savvy.
Only fill the kettle for the amount you need. One cup of tea or a morning flat white doesn’t mean one full kettle of boiled water.
A tidy fridge is a happy fridge
Keeping the fridge clean by dusting behind it more often can keep the coils clean and in turn, keep it working more efficiently.
Stock up and keep the fridge full
Fill up the fridge so it’s as full as you can. Having more chilled items actually helps keep the temperature down.
Using lids on pans and the right pots and pans can make a real difference. Tweaks to your cooking habits can save energy and speed up your cooking time too.
Washing at 30 v 40
Much debated, does it actually make any difference? In short yes. Less energy is needed to bring the wash to that temperature and in turn, less energy is transferred to power the appliance.
Wash only when you need to
Only wash when you need to. Not condoning wearing the same thing for a week but add a full load not just little and often.
Buy energy-efficient appliances
When upgrading your appliances, buy the ones that have high-efficiency ratings. Turning everything off at the socket as well as having supported appliances on timers can save energy and money.
Save time and energy by having a shower
Having a shower over bath will reduce water consumption as well as the energy to heat. Even spending 1 minute less in the shower can help, that’s a minute extra to spend on Instagram, Twitter, having a nap…. It’s transferred not lost.
Invest in a good shower head
Get your research on and find out which shower heads can boost big savings of water in the household per year*. In turn, they reduce the energy used for that hot shower when it’s cold outside!
Air dry your hair
Embrace the curls before bed and avoid using high-usage energy straighteners or hair dryers when you don’t need to. Even switching them to a lower setting can help reduce the energy needed
*The Energy Saving Trust