20 Jun 2011
Everton Park residents are generally all very environmentally conscious, and we all try our best to be “green” wherever we can.
During winter it can be a little harder to conserve energy though, as we’re all turning heaters on and trying to stay warm, however if your home is more energy efficient to start with, you can drastically help to keep your electricity use and bills down.
So here are some ideas for you to help save energy and stay “green” during winter:
Check that your home’s insulation is in good condition. If you don’t have insulation, it may be worth considering as it can help cut down on your heating bills.
Droughts under doorways or from around windows can mean your heating has to work harder and so you use more energy. If you seal these up though then you can ease the workload on your heating utilities.
Solar is a big topic of discussion at the moment, and people are questioning whether it is worth the expense. The initial outlay may sound like a lot, but the energy savings you make could be worth it depending on the size of your solar unit and what you use it for.
If you use fluorescent light bulbs instead of incandescent light bulbs over a long period of time, you can save up to three quarters of the electricity you use in your home. The less electricity you use, the more energy efficient your home is.
What are you doing in your home to help conserve energy?