Gas and electricity costs are constantly on the rise. With household bills rising year on year, keeping the energy you use to a minimum, is a lot of pressure. How can you make your household run more efficiently and reduce your carbon footprint, when there are seemingly more jobs to do, the list of housework is growing and your family is more demanding. We have put together a few tips to help you make the most out of the energy you use:
Efficient light bulbs
If you have not swapped all of your bulbs to energy efficient or LED then you should start here. Although they are expensive to buy all at once, try buying one at a time as that particular bulb goes. LED lights are a great alternative, using a fraction of the energy of a conventional bulb, and they come in multiple shades of white, warm, cool, natural, so you can pick what will most suit the room it is going in.
The weather is currently warming up so it is easy to forget about those chilling winter draughts. But think ahead while the mood for home improvement is here. You can buy door seal strips that minimise the draught coming through your home. Seal the edges of skirting boards to stop the cold coming through the walls. You can go for expensive solutions if you have the money to invest but there are many solutions available for under £50.00
Turn boiler heat down
Your boiler could be working harder than it needs to. Your boiler will heat water to a certain temperature for your hot water taps, so try turning it down five degrees. Your water will still be hot enough for you to take a comfortable shower and do the washing up but your boiler will not be working as hard.
With laptops, mobile phones, games consoles and tablets present in everyone’s homes, the devices that are plugged in use up our electricity. Set alarms for those things plugged in to charge so that when they are full they are not plugged in for no reason. If you have appliances that are not used day to day, unplug them and save on wasted electricity.
Here at Arcadia cleaners we feel passionately about doing what we can to reduce our impact on the environment, and for those customers who would like to do the same, we are proud to be able to offer our Eco friendly carpet cleaning packages. The more customers who request this service, the less impact we all have on our environment. For those with children or pets, we can offer a completely non-toxic carpet cleaning service, or in some situations where required, we can simply clean just with the heat of the steam produced by our steam cleaning process. Call us today for more information about our eco-friendly carpet cleaning service in Cheshire.