How To Reduce Your Energy Bills And Become More Eco Friendly In 2014
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If you’re a homeowner, you’ll already know just how much of a chunk energy payments can take from your wages. As if paying the mortgage... The post How To Reduce Your Energy Bills And Become More Eco Friendly In 2014 appeared first on My Green Home Blog .
If you’re a homeowner, you’ll already know just how much of a chunk energy payments can take from your wages. As if paying the mortgage and buying enough food to keep the kids happy wasn’t hard enough, power companies continue raising their prices year on year even though their own costs are decreasing considerably. So, I thought today would be a good time to write and publish a short article giving you some great tips and ideas for how you can cut back on spending and further limit your impact on the environment. At the end of the day, every time you switch a plug on in your home, oil companies will burn more fuel to refill the grid, so you should aim to use power sparingly.
Considering this, if you’d like to learn a little more about the type of things you can do to cut down on energy costs and become more eco-friendly in 2014, give me your full attention, and I’ll highlight some of the things I think you should consider doing. Obviously, you won’t be able to do without gas and electricity altogether, but there’s a lot you can do to reduce your dependence on this non renewable source of energy.
1 – Insulate Your Property
Most homes are built with a certain level of insulation these days, but many think-tanks claim it’s usually not adequate. So, if you really want to save as much money as possible on your energy bills, it might be worth investing in some extra insulation for both your loft, and wall cavities.
2 – Turn The Thermostat Down
I know it can be tempting to have your heating on full at this time of year, but there’s really no need in most circumstances. Try to find a happy medium between having to wear three jumpers all day and turning your house into a sauna.
3 – Replace Old Light Bulbs
Depending on the age of your property, you may still have a few old-style light bulbs in certain rooms. Buying new energy-saving products to replace them could save a significant amount of money over the course of a year, and so you should do it straight away. They’re very cheap and can be purchased from most relevant high street stores.
4 – Install Under Floor Heating
If you really want to save a lot of money and you’re willing to put in a considerable amount of work, then installing under floor heating could be the perfect solution. You can do this under a carpeted room, but in most cases it’s best to have it underneath floor tiles, as they tend to stay warm for a long time, and this means you’ll be able to use it less.
Anyway guys, I sincerely hope you now understand a little more about the types of things you can do to cut down on your monthly power bills. With rising costs all around us, you can bet that even those people less eco-conscious than us will be using these techniques over the next couple of years.
Catch you back here soon!
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