• Question: What is the top tips of saving energy at home

    Asked by 554eneq23 to Oliver, Lesley, Leah, Hannah, Graeme, Aleks on 13 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Hannah Griffin

      Hannah Griffin answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Change all your light bulbs to LEDs and only turn the heating on if you are already wearing a jumper and you’re still cold. Boring answers but true!

    • Photo: Leah Morgan

      Leah Morgan answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Hmm… I agree with Hannah haha.
      But also, you use lots of energy you probably don’t even know about! Like have you ever thought about all the energy and water that goes into your clothes and food? You can reduce that by buying clothes less often and avoiding clothes that will need replacing super quickly. You could also trying going meat-free for one day a week to reduce the energy and water used in your food, farming animals uses lots of both! 🙂

    • Photo: Lesley Colquhoun

      Lesley Colquhoun answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Hannah’s right! I am terrible for heating though and always seem to be cold!

      – Remember to switch your lights off if you are not in the room.
      – You can get thermal insulating curtains which keep the heat in and the cold out!
      – Cosy bedding and blankets so you don’t need the heating on at night or when watching TV
      – Proper insulation in the walls and roof to keep any heat you do put on, inside!
      – Limit the water you waste, turn the tap off when brushing your teeth, limit the length of your showers

      Basically, live a bit like a mole! in the dark and under a blanket haha

    • Photo: Graeme Burt

      Graeme Burt answered on 13 Mar 2019:

      Turn off your TV rather than putting it on standby.

      Electric light bulbs can’t be really inefficient as the power lost turns into heat. Its cold in the UK so we always have the heating on anyway. Although gas boilers are more efficient than electric heaters so its not exact.