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Reduce Home Energy Consumption

Want to save money on your energy bills?

Are you tired of high energy bills? Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money.
Here are our five easy tips specifically for residents of Exeter.

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1. Switch to LED light bulbs.

One of the easiest ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption is to switch to LED light bulbs. LED bulbs use up to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last up to 25 times longer. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find the perfect lighting for your home. Make the switch and start saving on your energy bills today!

We here at Taylor Made Solutions offer both internal & External lighting Installs

Motion Detection Lighting

2. Install a programmable thermostat.

Another easy way to reduce your home’s energy consumption is to install a programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the temperature in your home to automatically adjust based on your schedule. For example, you can set the temperature to be cooler during the day when no one is home, and warmer in the evenings when everyone is home.

This can save you up to 10% on your energy bills each year. Plus, many programmable thermostats can be controlled remotely through your smartphone, so you can adjust the temperature even when you’re not at home.

A well-known example of a programmable thermostat is the Hive heating thermostat.
Great piece of kit for a small budget.

3. Seal air leaks around doors and windows.

One of the easiest ways to reduce your home’s energy consumption is to seal air leaks around doors and windows. This can prevent cold air from entering your home in the winter and hot air from entering in the summer, which can help keep your home at a more consistent temperature and reduce the workload on your heating and cooling systems. You can use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any gaps or cracks around doors and windows and consider adding draft stoppers to the bottom of doors to prevent air from escaping.

This simple step can save you up to 20% on your energy bills each year.

4. Upgrade to energy-efficient appliances.

Another easy way to reduce your home’s energy consumption is to upgrade to energy-efficient appliances. Look for appliances with the A+ Rating or higher, this indicates that they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the UK government. These appliances use less energy than standard models, which can save you money on your energy bills over time. Consider upgrading your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, and other appliances to more energy efficient models to reduce your home’s energy consumption.

Look out for ratings like this on appliances:

5. Use power strips to reduce standby power usage.

Did you know that even when your electronics are turned off, they can still use energy? This is called standby power, and it can account for up to 10% of your home’s energy usage. To reduce standby power usage, use power strips to easily turn off multiple electronics at once. This is especially useful for electronics that are not frequently used, such as chargers, printers, and gaming consoles. By using power strips, you can save energy and money on your energy bills.

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