How to Make Energy Saving Week Pay Off


We are all aware of the current focus which has been placed on energy efficiency and environmental preservation. However, with economic conditions continuing to prove difficult, most people are primarily focusing on how to save money. Saving money can also mean saving energy, making it a worthwhile venture for households. As this week has been dubbed “Energy Saving Week 2011″, there is no better time to start saving.

For those of us who are still reeling from the shock announcement over energy price increases, the news that savings can be made regarding both energy and money will come as a welcome relief. In order to save money on energy bills, consumers need to invest in energy saving products whilst acting more conscientiously when using appliances and devices.

Energy Saving Products

A number of products have been designed to help us save energy, demonstrating how technology is helping to improve our quality of life. Energy efficient products are available in everything from household appliances to computers, laptops and other electrical devices. Energy saving light-bulbs are perhaps the most common example. These products can help to save households as much as £240 on annual bills, making them a great investment.

Conscientious Use

Using all of your products more efficiently is also important in saving energy and, therefore, saving money. All electrical devices should be turned off at the wall when not in use. This will reduce energy consumption and could save you an impressive £35 per year on your energy bills.

Other ways to save money and energy include only boiling only as much water as is needed in your kettle. This may seem like a strange suggestion but boiling a full kettle of water when you only require one drink is a total waste of energy. Simple approaches like boiling your kettle more efficiently can save you as much as £7 per year on your energy bills, something that will soon add up to much larger savings.

Going Green

Whilst the UK enjoys its “Energy Saving Week 2011″, other nations are also looking for new ways to go green. An American device known as “FakeTV” has been developed to recreate the light emissions of television sets without the images. This device is then used to make homes look inhabited when the residents are on holiday, deterring burglars whilst using far less energy than an actual TV.

Read ‘How Can Families Cut Their Gas and Electricity Bills?’ to find out more about saving money and energy.

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