Energy Saving Tips

You want to know a secret? When you save energy, you also save money! Oh, and add the fact that your helping save nature! This is a great secret right? But between making snow people, having snow ball fights and s’mores the best thing we have to look forward to during the winter time is warmth and coziness during the cold. So, how do you both save money and energy? We’ve got answers to your questions, here are energy saving tips to help save energy and money.

energy saving tips

Energy saving tips

1. Turn down what?

-Turning down your thermostat down by 1 °C, this tip can help you save more money than when you switch your heating system on and off for blasts of heat.

2. Get, comfy. Get cozy.

-Wear your cute socks you’ve bought. Wear slippers and using an extra layer of blanket when you go to bed will help you overcome the temptation of cranking the heat up.

3. Switch off and save

If you’re using a portable heater, then you would probably want to unplug it if you won’t be using it. Not only will this save you money but it will also prevent a fire.

4. Get everyone involved!

-You can invent a game; get everyone into a little competitive spirit!

5. Welcome Mr. Sunny Sunshine in

When the weather surprises you with sunshine, open your curtains! Let natural and God-given warmth back into your cave

6. Get acquainted with your heating system and its control

-Learning is everything, so take your time to read the instruction manuals and how to use it works and how the control works. Why? This is because you’ll want to use it in its best quality and effective way for you.

7. Draw your curtains

-This tip is effective during the night. Curtains act like another blanket; it keeps the warmth in and the cold out.

8. Be extra, use your curtains

-Bust out all your curtains you have instore; if possible you could put a curtain across external doors.

9. Don’t leave it on!

-When you’re not using your portable heater, unplug it. Most appliances still consume electricity even when you’re not using it but it is left plugged.

10. Be creative, use a hot water bottle

Not only will you have warmth at the tip of your fingers and close to your body, but it’s cheaper than an electric blanket. Plus you can always reheat the water from the bottle

11. Close it!

-You should only ever heat the rooms you most frequently stay in and never heat the rooms you never really use.

– Also remember to close off heating ducts of those rooms or areas that you’ve cordoned.

12. Blizzard?

-Blizzards are the thing during winter, so when you experience a blackout then consider staying close with your family and heat only one room

13. Residual heat

  • You can make use of the residual heat to hang and dry your wet clothes instead of using your dryer. And on warm days, you can always hang them outside.

14. Be a collector.

  • Save and collect flammable materials such as wood chips, ripped clothes, stale bread, junk mail and newspaper to use in your fireplace or woodstove.

Pro tip: Collect them year round so you’ll have enough to last through the chilly winter season.

15. South facing

  • -When it starts to get cold, close off north-facing rooms and their heating ducts. You can heat and occupy the south facing rooms.
  • -If you have trees on the south side of your house, use it as firewood. It’s best to plant trees on the north side of your house so you can reduce the wind’s cooling effect.

Don’t be afraid to search more tips on how to save energy. It’s always good to help Mother Nature.