With energy saving a hot topic at the moment due to the rise in the cost of living, you’re probably wondering how you can save energy in the home and in turn save money. We’ve put together these easy tips you can incorporate into your day-to-day life, to help conserve energy, reduce bills and be kinder to the environment.
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Turn down the temperature
Not only are cooler temperatures reducing our carbon footprint by using less energy, they also helps save on energy bills.
Turning down the temperature whilst washing your dishes by hand can also rack up energy saving. Cooler temperatures can cut the energy used in washing-up by up to 50%*! You might think that hotter water does a better job but even in cooler water, Fairy Liquid cuts through grease quickly giving you sparkling clean dishes!
It doesn’t stop at the sink… If you’re someone who always washes clothes on 40 degrees, simply turning the washing machine dial down can make a big difference. What’s more, a cold wash means your clothes last longer so you can buy less. What’s not to love!
Switch to a short dishwasher cycle
If you have a dishwasher, switching to a short cycle can save you energy. We have always been led to believe that short cycles don’t work on greasy plates and burnt and baked on foods, however using Fairy Platinum Plus Dishwasher Tablets, you can use short dishwasher cycles and still get brilliant cleaning results.
Designed to work as soon as the capsule hits the water, Fairy Platinum Plus gets to work fast, even in a short cycle. A short cycle vs a normal/auto setting saves 33% of the energy your dishwasher uses per cycle*. The average time for this cycle is 31 minutes - meaning you have more time to spend on all the fun things in life rather than chores!
Turn off the TV
It’s easy to click your TV to standby when you’ve finished watching your favourite show in the evening. However, simply reaching behind the TV and turning it off at the wall can increase energy saving, otherwise the TV will continue to use energy even when you’re not watching it.
Turn off the lights
Your parents were right - leaving the lights on does burn money. One of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption is turning off the lights when you are not in the room, and you could go one step further and turn lamps and freestanding lighting off at the wall to reduce energy use even more.
Unplug your phone
Are you guilty of leaving your phone plugged in all night? You’re definitely not the only one, but chargers can continue to consume energy when plugged into the wall. Even if a device isn't plugged in, or it is already fully charged. Try charging your phone in the evening before you go to sleep or during the day if you can, and that way you can unplug it once it has finished charging.
Whilst these are small daily habits, over time, they can accumulate to save energy, whether you’re concerned about rising bills or the environment.
*from 43°C to 23°C
**Short cycle defined as ≤ 55min