Home Energy Saving Tips for Summer


With winter well behind us, it’s time we thought we’d look at the most useful home energy saving tips for summer. As you know, your home is often the most important and also most expensive asset in your lives; so saving on energy bills is something we should all be looking to do all year round.

Please follow our simple home energy saving tips for summer now and ensure you are keeping your energy bills as low as you can.

Use your washing line – Good Weather means clothes will dry quicker, and no need for expensive to run tumble dryers or radiators.

Your washing machine – This is probably one of the most used appliances in your home; it is also one of the most expensive to run too. Try to keep all your loads as full as possible to maximise its usage; along with this try to keep it below 30 when in use. One other handy tip is to always use a cold water wash to rinse clothes.

Replacing air conditioning filters – If you have an air conditioning system in your home, make sure the filters are changed this summer and maintained, to maximise its efficiency.

Bleed your radiators – Air pockets can develop within your radiator and essentially reduce its efficiency. The way to check whether or not your radiators need bleeding is simple; if they’re hot at the top and cold at the bottom this job needs to be done.

Change lights Making lighting changes is a very worthwhile home energy improvement; swap those traditional light bulbs for either fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or LED light bulbs (light-emitting diode). Installing them in the rooms that get the most use is a good idea; both these lighting options use around a quarter of the energy a traditional one would use.

Switch the power off – Look around your home, how many appliances or electrical devices are left on standby? Studies show that on average a household loses between €80 and €150 a year through doing so.

Draught proofing – If you are not DIY oriented, get a professional in to ensure that all gaps in your homes doors, windows, attic hatches & ceilings are all sealed, so the heat you have in your home is not escaping.

Control your heating – Did you know that your heating can account for as much as 60% of your home’s energy use? Because of this we need to take care of how we’re using/controlling it. There are two main things you need to consider. Firstly many homeowners are under the misconception that leaving your heating on throughout the day is cheaper; this is simply not true, using your heating when needed is the best way to save. Also if you lower your thermostat by 1°C could save you anywhere up to €100 or more per year.

Using your dishwasher – Did you know that your dishwasher uses less water than washing your pots by hand. One thing you need to remember is to only set your dishwasher to run when you have a full load.

 

For more details on how CosiHomes can help cut your home heating bills by up to 25%CALL 1890 315315 or EMAIL info@cosihomes.ie

 


April 14th, 2015