Big Energy Saving Week: your energy saving tips
To finish off Big Energy Saving Week we look at the things you do to save on your energy bills.
Big Energy Saving Week is nearly over. To round things off, let's take a look at the energy saving tips you've shared with us.
“Find out where on your kettle you need to fill to in order to fill your teapot, coffee pot, etc. Then only fill to that point and you save time as well as energy.”
“I make sure all the children unplug gadgets at night and when they go to school.”
“I've just got a coffee machine which only heats the water it needs as it makes the coffee. Not only does the coffee taste better than the Bialetti I used to use (it doesn't boil the water) it is faster, easier and uses less energy. I can also use it for steam-heating milk in 10 seconds flat.”
"Don't have the shower on the whole time that you are in the shower. Only turn it on to make yourself wet, then shampoo and soap up with the shower off, turning it back on to rinse off.
"Take every opportunity to dry clothes on a washing line instead of using a tumble dryer, but don't dry your clothes indoors on a line as it will make the property damp."
"Get a water butt, ok this doesn't save you energy but it reduces the amount of energy used to clean up/pump the water you would have used."
"I have a low energy bulb in the upstairs bathroom (it's been in there for years). It takes a while to warm up but, having a glass panel above the door, I leave it on during the evenings. It provides me with enough light to negotiate the hallway downstairs and upstairs, use the bathroom and find my bedroom."
What about you? What do you do to save energy? Let us know in the comment box below.