Jun 28, 2019 No Comments
With so much technology at our fingertips these days, we are incredibly lucky for the shortcuts that it provides us with in order to get things done and create maximum comfort for ourselves. For example, it is now possible to control your thermostat while on your way home by using an app on your mobile phone! So there is no wonder why it is so easy to forget about considering the impact you are having on the planet while making jobs twice as easy for yourself, but don’t worry – with our help here at Prem-Lets we are going to share with you some simple tips of advice on what you can do to make your home more energy efficient and eco-friendly…
While you are not in your home, adopt the prospect of either lowering your thermostat temperature or turning it off all together. Not only will dropping the levels help to lower your monthly bills but it is using less energy. It is said that reducing your thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees during your working day will save 5% to 15% every year! Lowering your thermostat can also benefit your physical health in addition, preventing you from catching as many colds due to the drastic change in your temperature environments and it can also be beneficial for your skin if you suffer from regular breakouts, avoiding high temperature central heating and drastic changes can aid to help flare ups.
Most shower heads actually use five gallons of water per minute, whereas low-flow shower heads tend to adopt a flow rate of less than 2.5 gallons per minute, which is definitely the definition of a little goes a long way!
Relating to our previous point, by this we mean doing the smallest of everyday tasks can help massively to reduce your water wastage, for example – when your brushing your teeth simply turn the tap off until needed. Fill the sink to do dishes rather than wash the cups and saucers under a running tap, take a bath rather than a shower when possible – it is little things like this that can reduce your water wastage simply without making too much of an impact on your day to day routine.
Halogen light bulbs, compact fluorescent lamps and light-emitting diode bulbs all offer longer lasting light and are way more energy efficient. Did you know that the average home is said to use around 40 bulbs? Just think the difference that switching to more energy efficient bulbs can have on your electric bill at the end of the month?!
One thing that we often don’t think about is turning switches off at the wall when not in use and removing the plug from the socket. The average charger is reported to use 0.26 watts of energy when not being used and at least 2.24 watts when plugged in to your phone.
If you would like to speak to our team regarding any enquiries you may have, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0191 287 2888 and a member of our expert team would be more than happy to assist with your request!