The global financial situation has made millions of people give their level of energy usage a second thought. Burning all this oil is not only bad for the planet, but it’s also pretty damaging to our wallets, and so something must be done. With that in mind, if you take a few minutes to check out the information in this post, I’m confident the tips I’ve listed could make a huge difference to the amount of energy your family uses at the current time. At the end of the day, if things stay the way they are at the moment, our grandkids are seriously going to suffer in the future.
Already, we see the new practice of fracking becoming extremely popular all over the world, and this is where hydraulics are used to smash through underground rock to release natural gasses. This is much more dangerous than anything us humans have done for energy before, and in truth, is only happening because the oil reserves are running low. So, if you want Earth to be around for another few million years, it’s vital you start making changes to your habits now.
1 – Buy Energy Saving Bulbs
Sure, they do take around 5 minutes to reach a suitable brightness, but are you really that busy you can’t wait? Special energy saving CFL bulbs use only around 20% of the power you’d expect to use with the traditional option.
2 – Fit Weather Strips
Other than your roof, the main reason you keep the heating on all day is poor weather proofing on your windows and doors. So, purchase some weather stripping and sort it out today!
3 – Purchase Lighting Sensors
After years of telling people to switch lights off when leaving a room with no joy, these days I just advise you to purchase some sensors that do the job without you needing to lift a finger.
4 – Stock Up On Food
Although you might not realise it, a full freezer used much less energy than an empty one, so ensure yours it stocked to the high hilt, and you should notice a significant difference in energy costs.
5 – Use Power Strips
If you want to further save power, purchasing power strips that allow you to turn all your electrical devices off at the same time could make a huge difference. A power strip can help you to save more than 10% from your electric bill.
6 – Stop Using The Heating Every Day
During the cold months, it can be tempting to use your heating every day, regardless of the temperature outside. On warm days, this isn’t really needed, so start wearing thicker clothing instead.
7 – Go Out More
Lastly, if you really want to save the most money possible on energy, start going out more. While you’re at the pub or a local library, there’s no need to heat your home.
You should now have some great ideas about what you can do to cut back on costs and save energy in your home, so don’t let me catch you moaning about those electricity bills again. I know for a fact that you now understand exactly how to keep them at a minimum, which means there’s no excuse for failing to do this.