Energy Saving Light Bulbs
An energy saving light bulb can last up to 12 times longer than your traditional bulb, and use approximately 80% less energy. So, if you use a traditional 60w bulb, an energy saving light bulb can produce the same amount of light at 13-18w. This will reduce energy costs and could save you up to £60 over the lifetime span of the energy saving light bulb.
By turning your appliances off at the power switch instead of leaving them on stand-by, you would not only avoid emitting CO2 , but also save money on your electricity bill.
90% of the energy that a washing machine uses goes towards heating the water. Reducing the temperature of your wash load to 30°C will save you over a third of the energy used washing at a higher temperature.
Tumble driers consume much more energy than your average washing machine. Consider using a washing line in your garden, or a clothes horse indoors. If you do need to use the tumble drier, use a fast spin on your washing machine, as this will take out more water from your clothing. When putting a load into your drier, ensure you do a full load, but do not overload the machine.
Only use your dishwasher when you have a full load as a half load uses the same amount of energy. If you can, stop the dishwasher’s cycle when it gets to the stage of drying the load, and open the dishwasher up, letting the load dry naturally.
When filling your kettle only put in the amount of water you need, as over filling a kettle each time you use it wastes energy and money.
When purchasing new appliances, always look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo. Energy Saving Recommended appliances are the most efficient in their category and could save you up to £37 a year