Easy Ways To Use Less Energy In Your Home

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With the new energy and gas prices that are set up to blow up this winter, I guess there's no secret that we have to find ways to economize as much as we can. If there is one thing that we are all guilty of, it is using too much energy in our home. In fact, we often do not realize that we are using way too much of it until the bill comes. So you're not only wasting electricity and gas, but you are spending more money than you need to as well. With that in mind, I thought a post with a few ideas to use less energy in your home would be more than welcome. Are you ready? Read on!

Close curtains and shut doors 

Let’s begin with one of the easiest changes of them all, and this is closing your curtains and shutting doors. After all, cooling and heating the entire house can be costly, which is why it is important to shut doors so you can heat the rooms you are using. Also, don't forget to check your rooms and see if there's any cold draft coming from your windows. That way you can easily fix the problem and the heat will stay inside the room. 

Wash clothes using cold water 

Do you currently use hot water for every load of laundry you do? Did you know that 90 percent of laundry power is used in converting water to hot water? This is something you can avoid by doing cold washes. You only really need to do hot water laundry loads when you have tough stains you need to get out.

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Run your fridge efficiently 

A lot of homeowners are running their fridge inefficiently without even realizing it. Because your fridge is on all of the time, it is one of the most costly appliances you own. This is why you need to make sure that the seal on the door is tight and that there are not any gaps. If there are, the cold air will escape, costing you more money. It is also important to make sure that your freezer and fridge are set at the ideal temperature, which is between minus 15 to minus 18 degrees Celsius for the freezer and between four and five degrees Celsius for the fridge.

Switch to solar power 

One of the best and most effective ways to reduce your energy consumption is to make the switch to solar power. This is beneficial because you will be using a renewable energy source to power your home, which is better for the environment while also ensuring you make a move to sustainable living. While this will cost an initial financial outlay at first, you will save a considerable amount of money overall.

Change to LED bulbs 

 Last but not least, if you do not use LED light bulbs I think now is the time to change that. LED light bulbs will provide you with the same level of brightness as other bulbs. However, they do so while using a much lower amount of energy, so they will last for much longer. We all know that lights make all the difference, so why not choose smart and enjoy a bright and modern house without breaking the bank? This is also a great way to improve your EPC rating which can save you some money.

As you can see, there are many different ways you can easily reduce your energy consumption in your home. It's not an easy task, but also not an impossible one and at the end of the day, every little counts. 

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