Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but with extra lights, electrical appliances and cooking the Christmas dinner – it can use up a lot more energy! Yes, Christmas can be costly but we want you to enjoy it so here are a few energy saving tips to help you over the festive season:
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Keep the cold outside
Around 35% of all heat loss occurs through the walls of your home. Insulation prevents heat escaping and could save up to £215 per year. The most suitable insulation depends on your property wall type.
Warmer Communities can assist you in accessing funding for measures such as Cavity Wall Insulation, External Wall Insulation, Room-in-Roof and Loft Insulation. Find out more about these measures here
Light up your Tree with LEDs
LEDs use 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Across the 12 days of Christmas, switching to LEDs could save £13 million.
By switching standard bulbs and halogen spotlights with energy saving light bulbs, you could save £35 per year.
Stay warm with draught-proofed windows
Draught-proofing windows and doors this Christmas will save you up to £35 a year. Ensure that radiators are not blocked by bulky objects, giving enough space to allow heat to escape.
Prevent bursting pipes
When water freezes it can result in burst pipes. Insulating any exposed pipes will save around £10 on your heating bills per year.
Tech gifts that save energy
Did you know that using a Tablet instead of a Laptops saves around 70% energy? Save even more by switching devices off completely when you’ve finished using them.
Wash woollens at 30 degrees
Washing clothes at 30 degrees means you use 40% less energy compared to washing at higher temperatures.
Turn off your TV
We spend £1 million on Christmas day to watch TV, the equivalent cost of powering 21-33, 0000 televisions for a whole year! Switching your TV off when you’re not watching it can save you a lot – a set-top box left on standby for 20 hours a day could cost you £20 per year.
Warmer Communities offer free advice and can access grant funding towards energy saving measures for your home. Keep the winter outside and call now to see whether you qualify for help towards warmer home this Christmas: 01228 812 867
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