Tips for Energy Saving Conservation

  • Turn off appliances when they are not in use. Do not leave them on standby. Standby can use up to 20% on some inefficient appliances.
  • Buy A rated appliances for your home. This can be a huge saving of €150 annually on your electricity bill.
  • Turn down your heating - By even 1 degree Celsius and it will save you up to €150 per year of your money. A 10% saving.
  • Buy energy efficient lightbulbs (CFLs) instead of traditional bulbs - they use 1/5th energy and last up to 10 times as long. They will pay for themselves in under a year and from then on you are saving you on your electricity bill.
  • Attic insulate- insulating your attic will keep heat in your home for longer and will have paid for itself in 2-3 years.
  • Fit a lagging jacket - lagging your hot water tank will keep the water hotter for longer and will have paid for itself in a few months.
  • Don't overfill your kettle - boil only as much water as you need.
  • Walk or cycle to work instead of driving. It costs nothing and it's healthy for you.
  • Use the clothesline when possible - Tumble dryers use a lot of energy
  • Buy local produce- a considerable amount of energy is consumed transporting produce around the globe, reduce this by sourcing food from a local farmers market and also help the local economy.