Energy Saving Tips for the Home.
By turning down your central heating by 1Degree C. can save you over £60 per year, you will also be reducing greenhouse gases produced by your heating system.
Adding Radiator Reflectors recommended by the Energy Saving Trust can also help save money and energy, reflector panels will stop precious heat going through your walls; and help reduce heat loss by up to 45%. Radiator Reflectors are easy to fit and pay back the cost of these reflectors in a very short time .
Another method to help you save money is by optimising your heating system, Air in the radiators reduces their energy output fitting the Aladdin Autovent automatic radiator bleeders you will continuously removing air from your radiator ensuring your radiators run efficiently .
These clever little devices will not only improve radiant heat output , they will also help reduce heating system noise and help reduce corrosion.
In the Bathroom – Bath v Shower
Bathing is one of the largest uses of water in the home, Try having a shower rather than a bath.
With the average bath using between 30-50 gallons of water compared to a shower that uses 20 gallons, showering will help reduce your water consumption , by further fitting a low flow shower head can further reduce your water usage by between 40-60% helping you save on hot water and energy. Eco Water Saving Shower Head can be fitted to practically any household shower including Electric with water pressure above 0.5 bar.
When in the shower a good energy saving tip is to try and turn off the shower when lathering shampoo or soap, this can be a bit difficult at first but can be achieved and water saving using this method of showering can be significant, you can also try using a Shower Water Timer, these easy to use devices alert you of the time spent in the shower, with an average shower using 7 gallons of water per minute reducing your 5 minute shower to 3 minutes could help you save up to 14 gallons of water per shower. Using a novelty shaped shower timers can also encourage the kids to help save water also.
Water Saving Shower Head
A lot of the older type toilets use more water than required to flush; old cisterns can use up to 9 litres of clean drinking water to flush. If your toilet is still as good as new and does not require changing to a new water efficient model try fitting water saving device such as the Hippo The Water Saver you can save up to 2.5-3.5 litres of water every flush , that can be an average water saving of between 10-15% per family.
Toilet Water Saving Device
Water Saving in the Garden
There are many method of reducing the amounts of water used in the garden, a couple of ideas being to collect the rain water from your roof in a water butt, water butts come in many sizes to suit the smallest to very large gardens.
Washing vegetables in a dish of water rather than under a running tap , this water then be used to water plants , other water saving device worth considering are plant pot water collectors , these are a water saving device that sits in the bottom of a plant pot that collects rain water or waste run off from watering for later use by the plants ,
Water Storing Crystals are designed to be mixed into the plant soil to help the reduce watering by up to 4 times. The water saving crystals are ideal for all baskets, pots and containers.
Other devices include instant drip watering systems and bottle top sprayers.