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Power Saving Tips from Our Customers and Facebook Fans

Power Saving Tips from Our Customers and Facebook Fans

Not long ago, we asked our customers and Facebook fans to share their favourite winter power saving tips, and these are some of the things they told us:

  • “Invest in a log burner! Our power bill stays the same throughout the year. We load up on wood when it’s cheap during summer. Saves us truck loads”
  • “Use as little of the house as possible! If you confine yourself to only the bare minimum of rooms you need, you save money by only heating them”
  • “Not only winter, but all year – turn off lights as you leave a room, and turn off appliances e.g. toasters, computers at the wall when you’re not using them, as they will still use power when on standby”
  • “Make a draught snake to cover the gap between the floor and the door, while the heating is running this will keep the heat in the room”
  • “Close curtains early in the afternoons to trap warmth inside, also use bubble wrap on the inside of your windows to give you that double glazing effect for homes without double glazing. Just light wet bubble wrap and stick to windows. Keeps heat inside.”
  • “Use a hot water bottle! It can be used anywhere and is kind of fun, reminds me of being a kid! And you can get funky covers for them, so the kids like them too.”
  • “Invest in good insulation for in ceilings and underfloor. Thermal lined curtains are a must too. Close your curtains before the sun goes down to keep the warmth in and save in heating costs.”
  • “Check with your power company when your peak/of peak hours are, then do things like washing or even showering in your off peak times to save on electricity, or shower 1 minute less than usual to save on water heating expenses”
  • “Grab yourself a gas heater to keep your house warm: heats up your house faster than an electric heater that sucks your power.”
  • “One sunny winter days open your house, to let the fresh air in. Close your house up before the sun leaves, generally around 3pm.”

If you know any other great power saving tips – especially in winter, when power bills tend to skyrocket, please feel free to post it up on our Facebook page to share with others.

Disclaimer: The above information is general in nature and not intended to be advice. You should consider seeking professional advice before following any suggestions in this blog/website.