Snug as a bug
get into energy-saving habits before you hit the hay
Energy prices are rising, making electricity and heating costs more expensive. Every watt and volt we use is important. Some of these energy-saving hints and tips may seem obvious but they can make a big difference when it comes to reducing your fuel bills. Little things that can make a big difference…
No-one likes having to get out of bed in the middle of the night, so get into some of these energy saving habits before you hit the hay.
Towel dry your hair thoroughly to cut down the time you’ll have to use your hairdryer.
Make sure all the lights are turned off before you go to bed or use a low wattage energy-saving night light if you need to leave a light on.
It might look off but when on standby most electrical items are still using power.
Many microwaves use more electricity just sitting there than actually cooking. So switch them off when not in use.
Don’t leave your mobile phone on charge all night; it only needs to be on a couple of hours.
Keep extra blankets by the bed so you can easily adjust your temperature during the night.
Use the appropriate tog duvet for the weather (low tog in summer, high tog in winter).
Draw your curtains at dusk to keep the heat in, ready for when you go to bed.
Use a hot water bottle rather than an electric blanket in the winter.
Wear socks to bed to keep your feet toasty.
Get into the habit of keeping your doors closed to stop heat escaping.
And while you’re saving energy, don’t forget to do your bedtime check.
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