How to Save Money & Be Green
With the economy in it’s current state, global green awareness escalating and that niggling little eco-conscience tugging at the back for your brain, you’ll be happy to know that being green was never so easy and money saving.
As products become more eco-friendly and our awareness grows we’re able to make the simply little changes that make all the difference to the environment as well as help us to save money. For example; did you know that £740m of electricity is wasted every year in the UK by things being left on standby or charge, that’s the equivalent of more than two power stations' output. Also if people only boiled as much water as they needed we’d save enough energy to power the UK’s street lights for the year!
So here’s a list of the little things you can do, things that pay for themselves either straight away or in a matter of weeks; and home improvements, the little investments you can make to drastically change the way you save money.
So, without any more fuss, here are our lists of energy saving, easily applicable money saving tips. Tick them off as you go!
The Little Things
• Don’t leave appliances on standby
• Keep your fridge and freezer full
• Only boil as much water as you need
• Turn your thermostat down by 1 degree
• Wash your laundry at lower temperatures
• Switch off lights when a room is not in use
• Use the washing line instead of the tumble dryer
• Unplug chargers and power supplies when not in use
• Shower instead of bathing
• Only use the washing machine when you have a full load to wash
• Defrost your freezer regularly to keep it running at top performance
• Install low energy light bulbs
• Insulate your loft
• Install cavity wall insulation
• Fit individual radiator thermostats
• Foil-back your radiator to reflex heat back into the room
• Fit draught-excluders to any single glazed doors or windows
• Cut your tumble dryer time by 25% by using dryer balls
• When replacing kitchen appliances, always choose ones with a top energy efficiency rating