6 Energy Saving Tips
Saving energy is more important than ever - environmentally and financially
With energy prices doubling in the last two years, the average annual energy bill in Ireland has increased from €2,000 to €4,300! Here are 6 ecoconscious energy saving tips to reduce your energy bill. (All savings are for an “average” Irish home):
1. Switch supplier
If you haven’t switched supplier in the last year you can expect to save 10% on your energy bill (Saving: €430/yr). Go to www.bonkers.ie to switch.
2. Turn down the thermostat
Save 10% by turning down your thermostat by 1oC. (Saving: €180/yr)
3. Service your boiler
Servicing your boiler annually will save you 5% on your space and water heating costs. (Saving: €120/yr)
4. Switch your lightbulbs
Switching from regular bulbs to LEDs can save you up to 50% on your lighting costs. (Saving: €150/yr)
5. Use night rate electricity
Run your dishwasher and washing machine on night rate electricity (50% cheaper). (Winter hours: 11pm to 8am, Summer: 12 midnight to 9am). This simple step can reduce your electricity bill by 7%. (Saving: €130/yr)
6. Manage your appliances
Making small changes to how you use and look after your appliances, can reduce their energy usage by 10%. Run on full loads, use low temperature settings, clear out filters, etc. (Saving: €150/yr).
By being more aware of energy use throughout your home, you can reduce energy use and costs by 15-20%, with little or no investment. A saving of €650 to €850/yr for an “average home is very achievable.
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