Winter is here and the January gas & energy bill can be a matter of concern. This is the month that the homes reach the fuel usage peak. To avoid spending a lot of money at the end of the month, it’s a good idea to try to implement new habits that can result in some difference in the value of the bill.
- Plan your meals: remember to remove food from the freezer in time to have it defrosted without having to use the microwave.
- Take showers: you will spend less energy if you have a quick shower instead of filling a whole bath with hot water.
- Enjoy the sunlight: remember to open the curtains and blinds during the day, this will help to warm up the house. At night, close them so the heat is kept inside.
- Human Warmth: if you receive a visit, try to turn off the thermostat, or turn the temperature down a bit. As more people inside a place, the warmer it will be.
- Clean your fridge: remember to clean the back of your fridge a few times during the year. All the accumulated dust will make the fridge motor work harder.
- No more than enough: if you are just preparing one cup of tea, you don’t need to fill your kettle of water. Heat the exact amount that you need.
- It’s time to layering: try to use socks, a jumper and slippers inside. It will keep you warmer which means the thermostat temperature can be lower.
- Remember to unplug: when you are not charging your phone but keep the cable connected to the socket, you are wasting energy. This is valid for all devices that are kept connected. If you don’t want to unplug them, just remember to switch the power off at the plug.
- Use cold water: try washing your clothes in cold water instead of washing them at 30-40°C as around 90% of the energy used by the machine is for heating the water.
- Keep your eyes on your thermostat: downing just 1°C can help to save a few pounds a year. If you have a programmable thermostat, you can schedule it to turn it off as soon as leave for work every day, so you don’t forget it on.
- Use a DeskCabby charging unit: if you have a lot of IT devices, choose DeskCabby to help to manage all of them. This unit can read the exact make and model of the device that is plugged in and will provide the right amount of power according to the device. Once the device reaches 100%, the USB port will cease providing full power, instead, it will trickle charge so the battery keeps 100% charged. Therefore, never over or undercharging.
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