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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