LONDON--(sustainable energy supplier green energy uk.)--As the summer days get shorter and children go back to school, minds start to wander towards the colder months when the heating gets turned on and energy use rises. But just because the days are getting shorter, it doesn’t mean efforts to be green have to be halted, says
“Despite a less than exotic summer, the autumn and winter months are already creeping up on us.”
With autumn and winter temperatures often dipping below zero for several weeks on end in the UK, it is easy to forget how your home is impacting the environment. But maintaining a more environmentally friendly lifestyle doesn’t have to mean turning off your heating and shivering over the next few months. Instead, there are many ways families can make an impact and go green without having to make huge changes.
“Despite a less than exotic summer, the autumn and winter months are already creeping up on us.” explains Doug Stewart CEO of green energy uk. “It may seem obvious, but there are some simple tasks that can be undertaken to prepare for the colder, wetter months. If you have a boiler, think about having it serviced before the cold snap sets in. This will not only make sure you can avoid nasty breakdowns, but will also help it run more efficiently, needing less energy to power it.
“Don’t forget the mundane tasks such as lagging any outside pipes or taps to ensure that if the water does freeze it doesn’t burst pipes, which can cause a lot of wasted water and expense. Also ensure you are sticking to usual energy saving rituals; turn off lights in empty rooms, check electrical appliances are fully turned off when not in use and only do full loads of washing.
“The most energy-efficient way to heat your home is to programme your heating to come on when you need it most. Most importantly, don’t forget the many energy saving grants that are available through government schemes that can give you great discounts on incentives such as loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and draught proofing.
“None of the tips I have mentioned are rocket science, but they can make all the difference when it comes to saving energy. So this autumn and winter, while you’re enjoying a mug of hot chocolate in front of the fire you can rest assured that your home isn’t costing you or the environment too dearly!”
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