Tips for saving energy around the home

With the rising costs of energy, it can be difficult for families and home owners to keep up with the expenses. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to save on energy use in your home, which is better for the environment as well as for your bank balance. With the help of our electricians in Warwickshire, you can cut down on your bills and save money. Here are some tips for doing so.

– Take care in the kitchen. Try using a bowl to wash the dishes rather than running every item under the hot tap, filling the kettle to only the amount you need, and setting your washing machine to a lower temperature.

– Turn appliances such as TVs and games consoles off when they are not in use, rather than simply putting them on standby. While some types of devices need to be left plugged in, such as digital TV recorders, others can be safely unplugged. By taking this simple step, the average household could save approximately £30 per year in energy bills.

– A complete makeover of your home’s electrical systems can do wonders for your monthly bills and also help to bring it into the 21st century. In older homes, wiring may pose a potential fire risk or not be as efficient as they once were. With a rewiring service, you can re-route outlets in your home and place them in the areas where you need them. Not only will this give you better protection against fire, but it will eliminate the need to overload sockets or extension cords, using less energy over time. Our electricians in Warwickshire can provide a complete rewiring service to help make your home more efficient.

– Invest in renewable technology. In recent years solar PV panels have become more popular and can now be seen on a lot of buildings across the country. They allow homes and businesses to be more self-sufficient by creating their own energy, reducing the monthly fees paid to energy companies.