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Top Ten Energy Saving Tips

TOP TEN ENERGY SAVING TIPS Making your home as energy efficient as possible will reduce the amount of energy you use. There may be grants and discount schemes to help with the cost of these measures. CONSIDER RENEWABLE GET THE LOFT INSULATED TECHNOLOGIES One of the most effective ways to cut energy bills is to generate your own energy. A typical 4KWP solar panel can generate feed-in tariff payments and energy bill savings topping £785 a year. The Energy Savings Trust recommends having at least 270mm (around 10in) of loft insulation, arguing that an uninsulated home can save up to £180 a year. GET AN EFFICIENT SHOWER HEAD MAKE USE OF CAVITY A water-efficient showerhead can save WALL INSULATION Most properties built after 1920 have cavity walls, offering the opportunity to save up to £140 on energy bills by installing cavity wall insulation. a family of four around £75 a year on gas for water heating, as well as a further £90 on water bills if they have a water meter. GET A DRAUGHT EXCLUDER DIY draught proofing may cost up to £115, but could save £55 a year in a draughty home. TURN OFF LIGHTS & APPLIANCES Turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use, including turning off gadgets that are on standby will save a typical household between £50 and £90 a year. SWITCH TO LEDS LED lights are so much more efficient than traditional bulbs that you typically return on investment in less than LOOK AT SOLID WALL INSULATION get two years. The EST says that if the average household replaced all remaining 'old-fashioned' bulbs with CFLS and all halogens with LEDS it would cost around £110 and save around £60 a year. One of the most effective ways of improving a property's energy efficiency is through solid wall insulation. A complete house upgrade can prove costly, but financial support is available through the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme. It is worth contacting the Energy Saving Advice Service to see if your home is eligible. COOK UP KITCHEN SAVINGS Research shows you can cut energy bills by more than £55 a year by setting the washing machine to wash at 30°C, not keeping hot water running when you are washing up and only boiling the amount of hot water you need in the kettle. MAKE USE OF HEATING CONTROLS Turning down a room thermostat by just one degree can save around £65 a year, while every property can reduce bills by ensuring rooms are only heated at the right time. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: PRODUCED BY: sprayseal ATTWOOD V-DIGITAL http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/feature/2301934/the-ests-top-10-energy-saving-tips http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Take-action/Energy-saving-top-tips AttwoodDigital.com

Top Ten Energy Saving Tips

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An infographic with tips on how to save energy and money through making your home more energy efficient

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