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How to Save Energy

When you want to save energy in the home, here are the steps you can take. Do the easy and cheap things first. Saving energy will save you money, which you can then invest in further energy-saving measures.

1. How to choose low energy lights

There is a tremendous range of low energy lightbulbs to suit every purpose which will last up to 15 years and save money on your electricity bills every year.

2. How to stop the heat escaping

heat lossInsulating your house is one of the first and most cost effective things you can do in order to save money on your heating bills. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions because less energy is used to keep your house warm. Insulation is like putting on a hat, coat, gloves and scarf to keep warm when you go out in cold weather – it stops the heat inside from escaping.

3. How to heat your house efficiently

The more controllable and efficient your heating system is, the less wasteful of energy it is, so you keep warm for less money and reduce your carbon emissions.

4. How to stop depending on fossil fuels

If your house is well insulated you may want to invest in renewable energy.

6. How changing electricity suppliers helps

You can choose an electricity supplier and ways of paying your electricity bill to suit your circumstances. Find out how to save money and contribute to renewable electricity supplies.

7. How to save energy in building and maintenance work

Whether you are building a new house or an extension, or renovating an older house, now is the time to look at the impact of the work and the materials you use on your energy bills and the environment.