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Waste less, recycle more – save energy at home

As energy costs are expected to keep rising, consider changing some of your daily routines to reduce the amount of energy used in your home and to save money:

  • Use LED bulbs: an LED bulb is 80 per cent more efficient than an incandescent one
  • Use your microwave: according to the Energy Saving Trust, using a microwave for 5 minutes costs you 1.3p and 0.09kWh of energy whereas an oven costs you 3.4p and 0.9kWh
  • Turn off switches at the wall: standby mode on electronic devices uses energy and accounts for 1% of global emissions
  • Fill your mug only: Only put the amount of water you need in the kettle, as over-filling wastes energy and money
  • Use a cold wash cycle: 90% of the energy a washing machine uses goes towards heating the water. A 30°C wash could save over a third of the energy you use when comparing with washing at higher temperatures
  • Wash full load of dishes: the amount of energy a dishwasher uses for a half load is the same as that for a full load

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