Looking to be more efficient in your home?
Save electricity today with our list of top tips
We’re living in a world where being more self-aware of your own human and environmental impact on the planet and carbon footprint is becoming increasingly more important and relevant. We can take many steps towards being more environmentally friendly in our day-to-day lives, and making more of a conscious effort to save electricity is just one of them. Alongside the environmental benefits, saving electricity in our homes can also save us money – plus, there’s no catch and it’s absolutely free to do.
That’s why First Strike Electrical have compiled a list of tips you can implement in your household and begin to save electricity, energy consumption and money today. If you’re interested, we have also collated a list of electricity saving tips for the workplace too.
Start saving electricity in your home with these 7 tips:
1. Check your lights
Have you switched off any unnecessary lights? Or, why not use natural or task lighting instead? One thing to also check is the type of bulb you are using. There are lots of energy-saving light bulb alternatives (LED) on the market and switching your bulbs could make for a good long-term investment.
2. Heating your home
What type of heater are you using? Perhaps it’s time to switch to infrared electricity heaters as they are more energy efficient. But, you could also consider an oil heater which is one of the safest types of heater.
3. Embrace cold and quick showers
It may not be a fun suggestion or change to make, but it is a great, easy switch to implement. Plus, cold water is better for your hair, improves your circulation and health, as well as stimulating weight loss!
4. Refrigeration efficiency
Keep your fridge and/ or freezer at an ideal temperature; this will make it more efficient. For fridges, the ideal temperature is between 2 °C and 3 °C, whereas freezers need to be kept at -18 °C.
5. Turn off your electronics
If you’re not using an electrical appliance, put it on standby, turn it off, or unplug if it is not being used.
6. Reduce heat in your kitchen
Try to avoid using your oven in the summer months, and opt instead for cold food alternatives such as salads. You could also rely on barbecues for hot food and try to use your microwave more. Microwaves have the same function as an oven, they just heat up food faster which is great news for saving electricity!
7. Wash your laundry cold
Select a cold setting when washing your laundry and always make sure you run full loads of washing. For extra bonus points, hang your wet, clean washing outside and let it dry naturally instead of using a tumble dryer. Bonus, bonus tip: did you know that if you throw a towel into the dryer with your wet clothes, you can reduce the drying time significantly? So if you can’t live without using your tumble dryer then fear not, tossing the towel in for 15 minutes will still help save electricity and dry your clothes faster.
To learn more about how you can save electricity in your home, or enquire about any of the services First Strike Electrical Ltd provides. Please contact us by filling out our online enquiry form, or give call us on 020 3633 4536 today.