How to go green with electricity

As one of most conscientious electricians Leicestershire has available, we understand the need for going green nowadays. This is due to everyone becoming more conscious about the environment. Electric cars are becoming the norm, supermarkets charge for plastic bags, and most areas recycle. Additionally, people are conserving energy more with LED bulbs, for example. Thankfully, electrical changes can be easy, affordable and uncomplicated.

How to save energy in your home

Firstly, switching to energy saving light bulbs not only saves the planet, but your money too. With this in mind, energy saving lighting such as LED’s uses 80% less energy, and last 10 times longer than normal bulbs. As an added benefit, the change can improve the quality of the light in your property. In addition, just switching lights off as often as possible is an easy way to save energy.

Unfortunately, the convenient dishwasher in fact quickly increases your electricity bill. When using it, ensure it is fully loaded; half loads use the same energy as a full one so you could be wasting resources. Likewise with washing machines, try and fully load them and use a low heat such as 30 degrees. Furthermore, get rid of your tumble dryer if it isn’t necessary as it uses a lot of energy.

Luckily, with modern technology you can install a smart thermostat to control your heating. This is especially useful during winter months, when bills are high. Moreover, you can connect your thermostat with your smart phone for optimal control.

Something as simple as looking out for energy saving logos is helpful. Any appliances with such images will run more efficiently, saving the planet and your money. Along with this, make sure you recycle every electrical appliance. It’s unethical to just throw them away, as most appliances are recyclable.

Lastly, when anything electric isn’t in use, switch it off at the wall. As small as this tip seems, it’s extremely effective. The small amount of electricity that appliances consume just from being left switched on can quickly build up to a large, unnecessary bill.

Call on professional electricians

These are only some suggestions from the best electricians Leicestershire has to offer. If you would like to know more about how to save the planet and your energy bill, contact Q-Energy. We even supply and fit PV solar panels.