How to save energy inside and outside the home

Saving energy isn't just better for the environment, but it can help you save lots of money as well.

With electricity prices continuing to rise across the country, and the threat of climate change already being felt around the world, it's more important than ever to do whatever you can to save energy at home.

The good news is that there are plenty of really simple life hacks you can do, both inside and outside the home, to help you save energy. The end result will be cheaper energy bills and a positive environmental impact.

To help get you started on your energy saving journey, here are some simple checklists to guide you on a path to saving your pennies and the planet.

Save energy around the home

  • Insulate everywhere
  • Update your light globes
  • Use fans instead of air conditioning
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Save energy in the kitchen

  • Microwaves use less energy than your oven
  • Cook food with a lid on for faster cooking
  • Keep the oven door shut as much as possible

Save energy in the bathroom

  • Short showers over baths
  • Fix the dripping taps
  • Insulate copper pipes

Save energy in the laundry

  • Use the cold wash
  • Get a front loader washing machine
  • Hang your washing on a clothesline instead of the dryer

Save energy outdoors

  • Solar power is your friend
  • Motion sensors for outdoor lights
  • use timers for pool filters
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Save energy with your PC

  • Adjust the screen's brightness
  • Get a powerboard that powers off accessories when your PC is off
  • Shut down at the end of the day
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Save energy at work

  • Your office culture will play a big part in saving energy at work
  • Laptops are more energy efficient than desktops
  • Make sure you switch off the lights at the end of the day
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