Energy saving tips for the summer months
The summer months are approaching and the temperatures are heating up. But what does that mean for your energy bills? You may not need the heating on as much, but there are still other ways you could be saving money on your utilities over the warmer season. We’ve had a look at a few great tips to help keep those monthly costs down.
Reaching for a fan on those warm summer days and nights seems like the easiest way to keep your home cool. But using your windows in the most efficient way can cool your home just as well, without the expensive price tag. Keeping your windows closed during the day with the blinds down or curtains shut is the best way to keep the room cool instead of using a costly fan or air conditioning. Opening the windows in the evening will allow cooler air in and keep the room cool during the night. Creating a cross breeze by opening two windows directly across from each other is a great way to produce extra cooling.
Hang your clothes on the line
It’s so easy and convenient to stick a load of washing in the tumble dryer to get it dry quickly. But if you are trying to save money this summer, the best option is definitely getting the clothes out on a washing line for a good blow dry. You may not save enough to go on a family holiday, but you could save yourself a few pounds a week and have lovely fresh clothes as an added bonus.
Use the shower
Hot baths are great for the cold winter evenings, but during the summer, jumping in a cooler shower will cool you down and reduce your energy bills. By having a cooler shower, if you can stand it, you are heating and using less water. Encouraging the whole family to take showers in the warmer months will save you ever more in the long run. Turning down the temperature of your water can also help reduce costs.
The bright weather can mean you don’t notice if lights are left on. Get into the habit of checking the lights when you leave a room, especially if you have kids who are guilty of switching them on unnecessarily. LED lights are much more energy efficient, so switching all the lights in your home to LEDs could save you money all year round.
Use the barbecue
Cooking in the summer months can be tricky when the oven or hob produces so much heat. They also use a lot of electricity. Using the microwave can be a good option and only uses a third of the energy your oven would. The barbecue is also a cheaper option which also allows you to get out enjoying the weather while you cook.
https://theworkingparent.com, https://www.thespruce.com, https://www.ampoweruk.com