Whether you’re looking to go green to prevent the severe damage that carbon emissions is causing the environment, or simply want to save a great deal of money on the constantly increasing energy bills, look no further than your own home for the perfect starting point.
Recent research by uSwitch suggests that the average annual energy bills in the UK add up to a staggering £1,252. This figure is surely enough to put us off from keeping the television on standby or using the tumble dryer on a summer’s day, but what lifestyle changes can we complete to both significantly reduce these alarming costs as well as reduce the incredible amount of carbon emissions that will be emitted due to this usage?
Breaking Bad Habits
Say goodbye to standby…
Be an Energy Saving Super Hero – Save Power
If you’ve got DVD players, consoles or satellite receivers hooked up to your TV, make sure these are turned completely off when not in use, especially if they’re usually kept on standby. As well as this, you can look beyond your entertainment systems and think of saving energy with your appliances. When possible, always opt for the eco cycle on your washing machine for a more energy efficient wash with equally impressive results.