Energy UK is calling for everyone to 'Go Green for St Patrick’s Day’.
As we spring forward into the warmer seasons, people should be thinking about becoming greener and making the best out of the energy they use all year round, not just in the colder months.
We have come up with five 'green’ tips to control energy usage around the home:
- Energy saving light bulbs: are the quickest and easiest way to save energy, and money. Unlike incandescents, energy-efficient light bulbs convert most of the energy they use into light rather than heat.
- Unplug all appliances: leaving appliances on stand-by can use as much as three quarters of the energy as when they are fully switched on.
- Fix that drip: a dripping hot tap can waste enough hot water to fill half a bath in a week.
- Air-dry your laundry: make the most of the nice weather and air dry your washing rather than using the tumble dryer.
- Let the sun shine: open the curtains and let the sun warm up your home.
Green Deal: and one for luck, go green by signing up for the 'Green Deal’ now. Think ahead by getting an assessment in the summer helping you to prepare for the winter.
Energy UK’s Angela Knight says:
“We all love this time of year - jumping into spring and preparing for the summer. But customers can help themselves by making sure they are energy savvy and making the best use of their energy all year round. There are many ways to cut energy usage from fitting new boilers, double glazing or improving your insulation and not leaving the telly or other electrical appliances on standby. So in the spirit of St Patrick’s Day, let’s all put going green into action and start preparing for next winter now.”
Notes for editors
- For further information on how to save energy, please visit: www.energymadeclear.com/how-to-save-energy
- For information on the Green Deal, visit: www.gov.uk/green-deal-energy-saving-measures
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