How to control your energy bill in Summer.
The summer holidays are fast approaching and with them the potential for massive electricity bills. It's great having the family at home and enjoying spending time together, but spending bug on electric is not so good. So, how can you save money on our electricity bill at a time when your home is switched on 24/7?
At ReGen Waste, we've some helpful tips to keep the scorching summer bills at bay.
Take advantage of the summer air!
There are so many ways the warmer days can save you money. The number one is to cut back on using the dryer in summer. Naturally drying clothes will slash energy costs in your home, which is a big plus as the washing piles up over summer. A small outlay of a clothing horse or extra washing line could prove beneficial in the long run.
Running a console, the accompanying TV and constant wifi router for a few extra hours a day will drive up energy usage. Plan low-cost outings such as games in the garden or trips to nearby parks. Excursions are a great way to separate your child from their tablets and consoles. There are also health benefits to keeping your children physically active during the long summer holidays. A National Trust survey found that children spend only half as much time outdoors as the previous generation.
The Basics of Saving Energy in Your Home
Some steps that can help you save in summer are applicable all year round. Taking care to unplug games and consoles rather than having them left on standby is one. At a time when your house is busier throughout the day, checking appliances are switched off correctly will stave off frightening bills. Be sure to check your heating timers to avoid wasting oil or gas and turn your thermostat down to match the change in temperatures.
As well as saving power in summer, encourage children to put their energy to good use in summer. Consider planning miniature treasure hunts in your back garden or nearby parks. For more relaxed afternoons, why not just take some nature-inspired books and enjoy your surroundings. Learning about nature can support children when school returns and help them understand why recycling is essential.
Planting trees, vegetables and flowers is one of the best ways to reward children for their efforts. Gardening is already used in schools to help children see tangible results from their endeavours. It's also a low-cost activity the whole family can work on together without needing to flip a single switch.
At ReGen, we're always exploring how you can reduce your carbon footprint. Our blogs have tips for the home, the workplace and more as we try to educate based on our wealth of experience. If you would like to learn more about the work we do, watch our latest video here.