What does it mean to be more energy efficient?
In a nutshell, it's using less energy while still living comfortably. If you only boil the correct amount of water you need in the kettle (instead of filling it right up), or you've replaced your bulbs with LED alternatives, you might have already made more energy efficient choices.
Read our energy-saving tips below:
Get the temperature just right - a good way to help you start saving energy is to set your room thermostat to the lowest comfortable temperature. Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recommend setting your living areas to 20°C and your hallways and bedrooms to 15-18°C*.
Lowering your room temperature by just one degree could reduce your heating bill by around 10%*.
Switch to LED lightbulbs - LED lightbulbs are energy-efficient bulbs. They use much less energy, while still providing the same amount of light. Switching the bulbs you use could help you save energy and save on your energy costs.
Don't forget to turn off lights in unused rooms. Installing sensors and timers can also help save energy.
Keep your cool - your washing machine and dishwasher can be energy guzzling if set at high temperatures. By running them on a cooler temperature, you could save energy and could see savings on your energy bill. If your clothes aren't too dirty, washing them at 30°C will get them looking and feeling fresh.
Don't pour money down the drain - try switching a bath for a shower - you'll use around 20%* less energy. By only running the hot tap when you need it, you could save on your energy costs and conserve energy.
Pull the plug on standby mode - your electrical devices are still using energy when in standby mode. When not in use, turn your appliances off at the plug to help save energy.
Discover more energy-saving advice below:
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland - https://www.seai.ie/
Commission for Regulation of Utilities - https://www.cru.ie/home/energy-saving-advice
*Energy Saving Tips / Home Energy / SEAI
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