easy ways to save energy

There are so many ideas on easy ways to save energy contained in these here archives that I thought it might be really useful if I collated them in one post for old and new Moral Fibres readers alike.  Even though energy use tends to be reduced in summer compared to winter, there’s still always scope for saving energy!

If you implemented all of these easy tips I’d estimate you could save at the very least £180 a year.  That’s quite a low estimate – if you followed just two of these tips and turned down the brightness on your TV (saving up to £96 a year), and turned down your thermostat (saving up to £30 a year) then you’d already be saving £126 a year.  Add in the 13 extra tips and you could be saving big time!

Easy Ways to Save Energy In Your Kitchen

Learn how to pack your fridge and freezer efficiently.

Defrost your freezer.  This is a pain but so worth it!

Defrost food the night before cooking it.

Dust your fridge.  This is a surprising but effective tip.

Use your microwave to cook small portions of food

Switch your microwave off at the wall.

Use a lid when cooking on the hob.

Open your dishwasher door before it starts the drying cycle to air dry your dishes – saving up to 50% of your dishwasher’s energy.

Use a clothes horse instead of drying clothes on radiators.

Turn down your hot water thermostat to 60ºC

 

Easy Ways to Save Energy In Your Living Room

Rearrange your furniture.

Turn the brightness down on your TV.

Switch off your router when you’re not using it.

Charge your mobile phone during the day.

Close your curtains at dusk (at open them again as soon as you get up).

Have you got any easy ways to save energy?  Share with other readers in the comments below!

easy ways to save energy

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