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Spring into Energy Saving

Posted on 20 May 2019

1. Take in the heat

It’s warm outside, so why not use that to your advantage? Open your curtains or blinds during the day and use the sun to help heat up your home.

2. Give the cycle a break

Drying your clothes on a washing line or clothes dryer is a great energy-saving alternative in the hotter months and line-drying is free!

3. Embrace cold drinks

Nothing's better than a coffee to wake you up in the morning. What about if you make that coffee your only hot drink for the day? Dehydration can you leave you feeling drained and making you think that coffee is the answer. Swap your coffee for a refreshing glass of water. Boiling the kettle less or more efficiently can save you £6 a year

4. Tap out

Garden parties and BBQs, can you leave the host with a lot of washing up. Use a bowl to wash up instead of running the tap and you can save £25 a year in energy bills.

5. Solar nights

Lighting up your garden could cost you more money than necessary. Switch out your current garden lighting for solar powered alternatives and make the sun work for you.

6. Be smart

Whilst you’re in the pub garden, make sure your home knows it. Take control of your heating with smart heating controls and you can do it from the comfort of the pub. Or, go one better and get a smart meter.  With an in-home display, you can see how much energy you use and by increasing awareness of your energy use, you can make simple changes to reduce your usage.


¹https://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/home-energy-efficiency/energy-saving-quick-wins

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