Energy Saving Tips
Jon's energy saving tips
The amount of energy that we waste as a nation needs to be addressed, we waste nearly 50% of our food in this country I'm convinced that we waste the same......if not more energy. We are getting very close to our limits as a country and if something isn’t done we may have blackouts sooner than we think!
There are simple ways in which you can help reduce your energy usage, save you money, reduce your carbon footprint and help the planet at the same time. Below are a few simple tips to help, you may think that these are silly little things and they don’t make much difference but you will be very surprised. Once you are in the habit of doing these things it will become second nature, I have tried it and I have managed to reduce my electricity usage from 3300kWh/PA to only 1070kWh/PA, in total that is an annual saving of over £350. Not everyone will be able reduce it to such a level as this because of having families but the larger the usage, the larger the reductions can be. Having solar PV panels gives you a great advantage, but just because you’re able to produce your own energy you still need to be conscious about your usage.
These are simple things that I see happen all the time in normal life, yes the amount of energy that you will save is a small amount but it will enable you to have a free night out once in a while. Just imagine the amount of energy we could save as a nation (let alone on a global scale) of 60 million people if everybody did these few things. We all need to understand the real consequences of switching on that little switch.