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Ways to save energy at home

Heating and cooling costs comprise the bulk of your energy bills. Hence, turn down the thermostat by one to two degrees. You will be surprised at amount of your bill at the end of the month.

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If you feel that there is a big temperature difference, put on additional blankets at night or use electric fans which consume less electricity during the warm months.

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If you have the means, invest in double or triple glazed windows and doors to improve the insulation in your homes. Where this is not possible, prevent draughts by filling cracks or crevices, using carpets and rugs on wooden floors and putting up sun blocking curtains.

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Washing machine temperature guide

If you have the means, invest in double or triple glazed windows and doors to improve the insulation in your homes. Where this is not possible, prevent draughts by filling cracks or crevices, using carpets and rugs on wooden floors and putting up sun blocking curtains.

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Make use of energy credits and grants. You might want to invest in energy production such as installing solar panels for heaters and boilers. Take part in home improvement programmes for energy sustainability. Use energy efficient lights and appliances and so on.

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There is no need to constantly heat water in your boiler when no one is going to take a shower or bath all day long. Turn the boiler on one or two hours before you take a shower or when you arrive at night. Switch it off before you sleep. There will still be hot water left in the morning.

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On the same note, quick showers will use less water and energy than running full baths even though they are more relaxing.

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On the same note, quick showers will use less water and energy than running full baths even though they are more relaxing.

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If you are leaving for a week's holiday, switch off the heating system completely. Don't worry, unless there is a big freeze coming, your pipes are not going to freeze or burst.

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Washing, drying and ironing are chores that use up a lot of energy, too. Make sure to operate your washing machines and dishwashers at full loads. Dry clothes outside whenever you can.

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Washing machine temperature guide

Maintain and service your appliances. This way you can be sure that they function optimally and efficiently.

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Washing machine temperature guide

Maintain and service your appliances. This way you can be sure that they function optimally and efficiently.

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Washing machine temperature guide

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