When we think about reducing running costs for a home, we are often thinking about making the energy we use more sustainable. The two very much go hand in hand. Using less energy, and producing energy in sustainable ways, will help both you and the planet. Here are some ways you can help reduce your energy bills:
- Bring in as much natural light as you can. Thing about installing more windows, a conservatory, or rooflights to give your home more naural brightness. This allows you to cut down on the artificial light you use.
- Turn appliances off at the plug. This will help prevent energy loss when they are on standby.
- Use a log burner. Wood is a sustainable fuel and will help heat you home without using up fossil fuels.
- Turn down your washing machine. Most clothes can easily be washed at 30 degrees, instead of the more usual 40 degrees.