With rising energy prices and growing concerns about global warming hitting the headlines, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about ways to cut your energy consumption.
These days, you’ll find there are a lot of clever tricks and crafty ways to avoid wasting energy, perfect for helping you keep your energy bill down.
Take a look at some of the most useful resources and best sites for brushing up on your energy saving skills. You’ll be on your way to a greener home and a lower gas bill in no time.
Energy saving at home
When you’re looking to make some energy saving improvements around the home, the Energy Savings Trust is a great place to start. This social enterprise is a charity foundation that aims to offer excellent advice and guidance to everyone who is looking to reduce their energy consumption. It has sections for both home and business owners and you’re sure to find some handy hints within its extensive selection of news, articles and action points.
Money Saving Expert is another good place to find some interesting information when it comes to energy. Check out its Energy Mythbusting article to find out which of the energy saving tips don’t actually work. From painting your radiators black to leaving items plugged in even when they’re fully charged, this exhaustive list addresses some of the most commonly asked questions – and misconceptions – when it comes to cutting your energy use.
Making the most of your energy
Making sure that all angles have been covered, The Telegraph has also compiled a list of 10 unusual energy saving tips. In this interesting list, you’re sure to find a few good tips that you haven’t heard of before, such as investing in a halogen cooker or installing a voltage optimisation device to ensure your appliances don’t end up consuming more energy than in necessary. There are also some good tips on offer from the team at PC Advisor, who have some suggestions for helping you make sure you’re not accidentally wasting energy by using your appliances incorrectly.
For a guide to eco friendly energy saving advice, take a look at Nigel’s Eco Store, where you’ll find a lovely list of low impact ways to clean up your energy act. By taking some of this excellent eco advice to heart, you’ll be well on your way to a happier and more energy efficient home.
There’s also some great advice to be found here – 101 electricity saving tips which covers all areas of your home – from heating to kitchen appliances, computers and even your garden.
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