Biggest energy wasters at home you're ignoring
We all like to think we’re doing our bit to protect the planet, but are you really doing enough at home to stop wasting energy? Sure, you recycle and you try to make smart choices when it comes to energy saving appliances, but is there more you could do? Here are the biggest energy wasters at home you’re ignoring currently, and why you need to take action now.
You have to leave this switched on all the time, but there is a most efficient way to operate this kitchen appliance and avoiding wasting any more energy than you have to. Always choose an appliance with an A+ rating or higher as this is a measure of its efficiency, and try and keep your fridge and freezer full as this helps it work most efficiently, otherwise you are wasting energy by cooling space that has nothing in it.
Appliances on standby
That little red light that allows you to turn on your TV or games console from the comfort of the sofa is adding unnecessary carbon emissions to the atmosphere, and is such an energy waste in your home that you’re ignoring or that you’ve accepted as commonplace. Do the environment a favour, and turn off appliances properly when you’re finished using them.
Boiling a full kettle
Here at ReGen, we all love a cuppa, but did you know that if you’re only making a cup of tea, you don’t need to fill the kettle all the way, as this wastes energy without even thinking. Only use what you need to avoid wasting energy every time you feel like a hot drink.
You might live in a draughty house, but unless you plan to fix these sources of heat loss, you’re wasting energy by ignoring gaps around the sills or window frames, or letting heat escape through the letterbox. Don’t waste your heard earned cash on gas or heating oil only to have it escape through a poorly insulated house.
Are you guilty of only half filling your dishwasher before turning it on? If you don’t have enough dishes for a full load, wait or wash the dishes by hand – it will save energy and money.