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Energy saving tips

Introduction

The monthly energy consumption costs in the UK are quite high. For an average household the monthly energy consumption expenditure is 100 to 200 pounds on an average. Who would not like to save energy in their house? Naturally everyone would like to save it. It is your duty to save energy not only for your personal profit but also to save a very important resource. In the next few paragraphs we will see how by following a few simple tips we can save energy worth hundreds of dollars in a year.

Tips for saving energy

Home energy checks

The first tip to save energy is to check your current weekly or monthly consumption. Once you get an idea of your monthly or weekly energy consumption habits you can find out where you can cut your consumption. For example if you find out that most of your energy is consumed by the heaters in your house, you can limit their consumption by switching on the heaters only when it is completely required. You can also go on for double glazing windows in your home. This is because double glazing windows trap the natural heat and hence the room becomes warmer. As a result consumption of the heater can be limited.

Switch of the lights

As a responsible British citizen, you should switch of the lights and all other electric devices that you dont use at that time. For example if you leave your room, you should see to it that your computer and your lights are switched off. Switching of your lights when you dont need them can easily save you a few pounds a month on an average.

Energy saving appliances

Look for the all important energy saving logo on the light or any other electric device that you would like purchase. Energy saving devices consume 33% lesser power than non energy saving devices.

Restrict use of boilers and other high energy consumption devices

Restrict your use of boilers as they consume the maximum electricity. By law, in the UK you should not keep a boiler in your home which is more than 15 years old as it tends to consume more energy than normal. So you should get a new boiler for yourself which are of high energy condensing types. These new types of boilers can save you a third of your electricity bills.

Keep the cavities of your walls filled up

As much as 33 per cent of the electricity goes to waste due to cavities in the walls. Hence you should get your walls insulated as soon as possible. Insulting your walls is a very hassle free task. Also it is inexpensive and hence anyone can afford it. Insulting your walls can easily save you a couple of hundred pounds daily. You should insulate your loft as well.
As a responsible British citizen you should follow the above mentioned tips and save energy not only for your own personal profit but to save as much as possible in terms of UKs resource as well.

 
   



 

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