Energy Saving Tips for Summer
Summer is here and temperatures are spiking – is your energy bill still feeling the heat? The average household spends around £1,254 a year on heating and power, according to Ofgem, the industry regulator. That makes energy one of the biggest annual costs for UK families.
Daniel Hall Electrical Services have our energy saving and money saving tips.
Weather-strip, seal, and caulk leaky doors and windows. It’s possible that more than 20% of air moving through your system is leaking into spaces you do not want cooled.
Lowering the thermostat down will not cool your home any faster but instead wastes energy.
Put a spin on it.
Using ceiling fans in occupied rooms can help you raise thermostat temperatures by 4 degrees without a reduction in comfort, giving your air conditioner a break.
Have it made in the shade.
Some energy saving tips won’t cost you any money – like pulling window treatments to block the sun’s rays during the hottest times of the day to prevent your air conditioner – and you – from feeling the heat.
Keep your home out of hot water:
Cooler, shorter showers save energy and reduce uncomfortable heat in your home. To ensure savings, turn down your water heater to the warm setting – 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
Only use the oven if you have to.
During the hottest times of the day. Cook in the morning instead, when temperatures are cooler, use microwaves or outdoor grilling BBQ.
Fill yourself up.
Don’t run dishwashers, clothes washers, or dryers until they are fill, preferably at night to reduce heat and humidity released into your home.
Get a bright idea…
Like ditching those old incandescent light bulbs. Instead opt for cooler, more efficient alternatives such as LEDs.
Please don’t hesitate to call Daniel Hall Electrical Services if you are looking for qualified electrical contractors for your project. You may call 01670 732398 and 07927170640 to talk to one of our expert staff. You may also email us your appointment requests and enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.