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Winter seems to be the ideal time for saving money but most of us also have higher expenses then, such as higher utility bills. We can however make changes to save some money which is why we decided to put together an infographic to give tips on energy saving.
There are small changes you can make in every room of the house to start saving today. Let’s start with the kitchen. When washing your dishes do you keep the water running? Most of us do! If we were to use a sink of water rather than keeping the tap running we’d be saving £35 yearly.
The energy rating of your appliances could save you a lot money too. For example, the next time you need to replace an appliance in the kitchen go for an a rated one. An A rated fridge will save you £89 yearly!
Swapping the baths for showers would also save you some money on your gas and electricity bill. If you snub the bathtub just once a week for a 5 minute shower you’ll be saving £15 yearly on your gas bill and £25 on your water bill. Check out the infographic below for more money saving tips.
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(At the time of this publication in 2013, $1 = £.62)
Energy Saving Tips at Home
Smaller Bills Bigger Wallet
Seal skirting boards and draught proof doors, windows and chimney
Save £75 yearly
Around the Home
Switch to energy-saving lightbulbs
Save £45 yearly
Reduce room temperature by 1°C
Save £65 yearly
Turn off gadgets on standby
Save £50-£90 yearly
Top up your loft insulation from 100mm to 270mm
Save £25 yearly
Insulate uninsulated cavity walls
Save £140 yearly
Insulate uninsulated solid walls
Save £460 yearly
Snub the bathtub just once a week for a 5 minute shower
Save £15 yearly on gas bill
Get an eco showerhead
Save £75 yearly on water heating
Save £90 yearly on water bill
Use a sink of water for washing up rather than running a tap
Save £35 yearly
Boil only the amount of water you need
Save £8 yearly
Switch to an A-rated fridge freezer
Save £89 yearly
Switch from single to double glazing
Save £165 yearly
Switch from a desktop PC to a laptop
Save £26 yearly
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