There is a number of simple but often overlooked things you can do to reduce your bi-monthly ESB bill
1 – Lighting – Change your light bulbs from traditional incandescent bulbs to energy saving CFL bulbs. Typically CFL bulbs use 80% less energy and last 15 times longer.
2 – Turn off Appliances – A recent survey has concluded that leaving appliances like computers, TV’s, satellite boxes, audio equipment on standby can cost up to £100 a year. Most of the above appliances use 20% of their full energy requirements in standby mode. Turning off this equipment is a quick and easy way to save money.
3 – Fit a Lagging Jacket To Hot Water Cylinder – Fitting a 😯 mm lagging jacket can cut heat loss by 75% and pay for itself in just a few months.
4 – Fit a Timer to Your Immersion – A simple but cost effective way to save money.
5 – Use a full load when using washing machine or tumble dryer – This not only saves money but also time loading and unloading multiple washes.
6 – Use ‘A’ rated Appliances – All white goods must now have an energy rating label. The energy efficiency of the appliance is rated from A to G, ‘A’ been the most energy efficient and ‘G’ been the least efficient.
7 – Turn Down Thermostat – Turning down your thermostat by 1 degree on your heating could save approx £120 per year in fuel bills.
For more advice or if you wish to install energy saving lights/timers etc throughout your home call
John Rogers (087) 7414362 – Dublin Based Electrician