19
OCT

Theresa McManus says:
Turning Down the Heat


Category: Energy Efficiency
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Most people are now worried by their rising energy bills, highlights an article in Greenwise published on 16th October (http://www.greenwisebusiness.co.uk/news/rising-energy-bills-are-biggest-worry-to-householders-3599.aspx).

Apparently, the YouGov Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) shows that UK consumers are more worried about energy price hikes over the coming year than they are about unemployment, inflation or taxes.

However, at the same time, most people can also make lots of really easy savings.
There are two key things that can reduce your energy bills:

1. Simply use less energy!

  • Turn off appliances at the plug when not in use – especially equipment (like phone chargers) that includes a transformer.
  • Turn lights off if you’re the last person leaving the room – even if you think someone will be back in a few minutes.
  • Only fill the kettle to the level you need to use at that moment.
  • You could also change the timings of your central heating and hot water so that it comes on a bit later and goes off a bit earlier.

2. Stop your home from losing so much heat through insulating cavities and lofts, which is still currently free for most people. Other types of insulation, like cladding solid walls, secondary glazing and measures like draughtproofing, will all be potentially eligible for Green Deal loans when they become available early next year. (Don’t miss the FREE Draught Busters Workshops in Bridport 27th October & 1st December 2012 – see Paul’s blog post on: http://www.letsgetenergized.co.uk/archives/2012/10/18/draught-busters-workshops-in-bridport-27th-october-1st-december-2012/)

For more tips check out: www.letsgetenergized.co.uk/energy/energy-efficiency.
Contact DEAC on 0800 975 0166 for more information and free, impartial advice about saving money through saving energy.



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