This article discusses home appliance saving tips in order to provide you with potential ideas for you to save money for your home. This should give you some good ideas that should help you.
Home Appliance Energy Savings
There is a focus here on Home Appliance Energy saving tips. This is because this is where the highest potential savings can be make. Some of these potential savings could be regular recurring savings which is even better news.
Heating is expensive, so if your thermostat is above 20 Celsius or 68 Fahrenheit, turning if down by just 1 Celsius or 2 Fahrenheit will save you about 10% off the money you spend on your heating.
This is huge. In round figures, 20 Celsius equals 68 Fahrenheit, 21 Celsius equals 70 Fahrenheit, 22 Celsius equals 72 Fahrenheit and 23 Celsius equals 74 Fahrenheit. So by turning down your thermostat just a bit you could save a lot of money on your heating bills.
Around windows is where a lot of heat loss occurs, especially if they are single glazed. Therefore keep curtains closed where possible. Check that curtains do not hang over radiators as that drives the heat out the window, not what you intended heating for sure.
In the home itself close the doors. Limit the areas of the home being heated. Do not spend money heating rooms no one is actually living in. Heat rooms when being used.
Remember that rooms may need to be heated before you actually use them in the day. For instance, having a timer to turn on the heating in the kitchen about ten minutes before you actually use the kitchen first thing in the morning may be an idea, otherwise the kitchen may be too cold.
Depending on the type of lights used in the home, switch them off when leaving a room, bearing in mind that sometimes lights are left on for security.
This point actually reminds me of two poster ads, side by side. One was advertising to save electricity by putting lights off at home when no one was in the room. And the other was security advice, leave lights on in the home when you leave, so that potential robbers would think you were at home and wouldn’t rob you.
With these conflicting messages you would have to come to your own conclusion.
It is recommended to switch appliances off completely, rather than leaving them on standby. This is partially due to the fact that having something on standby for a long time can consume a lot of energy which costs money. Having a television on standby when no one is at home or up and about is a complete waste of energy. And may also be a fire hazard.
If you can, make good use of the timers on your immersion and/or boiler to ensure you have heating and hot water when actually required.