Win A Smart Tech Package With Smart Energy GB
As we spend more time at home, our energy consumption is bound to increase. We’re cooking more meals, we’re embracing movie nights in, and our kettle has never been busier for all those hot drinks.
But there are simple ways you can reduce your home energy usage, and even save yourself some money.
Check out some suggestions from Smart Energy GB, the Campaign for a Smarter Britain below and then enter the competition to win the smart tech package.
Save Your Energy
Smart Energy GB wants to give you the information and advice you need to keep your energy consumption under control as we spend more time at home during the current social distancing measures.
Here are a few quick tips:
Turn appliances off stand-by – this simple measure could save households up to £30 per year!
Using a microwave is much cheaper than the oven/hob – consider using it to heat food up where possible. Or experiment with new recipes, like mug cakes!
Cover pots and pans – the contents will reach boiling point more quickly and avoid energy loss. Likewise, match your pan size to the hob ring – using the wrong size could mean energy is escaping unnecessarily.
If you have a slow cooker, try using it instead of your oven – it uses much less energy and makes it easy to batch-cook some cost-effective recipes like Bolognaise.
If the weather permits, aim to dry clothes naturally outside rather than using the tumble dryer.
To save on electricity use natural light when and where you can in the house rather than overhead lights and lamps.
If you have a smart meter installed, use it to track your energy use and see where you might be able to cut down your consumption.
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