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