Saving energy in the home

How to save energy in the home

Saving energy in the home can be a real money saver when it comes to your electricity bills. A lot of people are completely unaware at how much the smallest of things can save you, and after seeing this infographic and information, we hope you get into the habit of turning off your electrical power for various appliances and we’ve listed some below.

By turning off the power at the mains for the following appliances you can save:

  • Stereo – Save 54%
  • Television – Save 10%
  • Video Recorder – Save 7%
  • Digital TV Box – Save 83%
  • Computer – Save 16%
  • Broadband Router – Save 100%
  • Phone Charger – Save 40%

More information on how much energy each appliance uses can be found here.

Other ways to save energy in the home

There are a number of other good techniques for saving energy in your home. These will have an initial cost, however you will more than certainly get a return on your investment and indeed save additonal money over time.

Solar Panels

Currently in the UK, over half a million homes have solar panels installed on their rooftops, which is set to reach one million by 2015. Not only do solar panels save you money on your electricity bills; approximately £200 per year, but they are also a very eco-friendly system to have. In our modern society, we are finite on fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and at some point in the near distant future we will start to run out! However, the sunshine isn’t going anywhere any time soon, so why not use it? A great example of how solar energy can be even more beneficial is during summer. If you’re spending more on air conditioning during the hotter periods of the year, you’ll also be producing more energy from the piercing sunlight.

Changing to LED Lighting

Using LED lighting instead of fluorescent lighting, you can actually save up to 62% in costs and in total could use 75% less energy. In our current society, LED is the most modern form of lighting and is by far the most efficient. It may be that the inital price of each LED light is more expensive than slightly older lights such a fluorescents and incandescents, but over a period of 50,000 hours they will save you a lot of money. The average household has around 30 light bulbs. Taking into consideration how much money you save over the course of 50,000 hours for each bulb; which is £27, the average household will save approximately £840, not a bad option at all!

Want to learn more about energy saving efficient, then take a look at LED lighting vs Fluorescent lighting!

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