Cutting energy consumption in four simple steps

Energy bills are one of the highest annual costs for households in the UK. As the temperatures drops during the winter months and we spend a considerable amount of time indoors, this can sky rocket energy costs as consumption increases. By following the simple tips below it can help to cut energy costs and live a more efficient lifestyle:

1.Switching Off

We are all guilty of switching our TV and appliances onto standby when they are not in use, instead of switching them off fully. Most appliances can be switched off at the plug and won’t upset the programming. Switching off appliances when not in use is one of the easiest ways to cut down energy consumption.

2.Heating

Controlling your homes temperature manually is another way to cut down energy consumption and costs. It is important to make sure there is no draughts in your property– seal any cracks on skirting boards, floors, line your letterbox and block your chimney if you don’t use it. Draughts can make your home lose its heat, meaning energy that is being used to heat the place escapes, making it even more tempting to turn the heating up on those colder days.

3.Turn your lights off

The easiest tip on saving energy around the home is by turning lights off when you leave the room. It is reported this simple habit could save around £14 on your annual energy bill!

4.Boiling the kettle

Did you know you could save around £6 a year on energy if you only filled up the kettle with the amount of water required each time? Next time you’re making yourself a cuppa only put as much water as you need in the kettle. 

More advice can be found on the Energy Saving Trust website: https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/seven-steps-saving-energy-home/ or by contacting Bield via hello@bield.co.uk