A Few Figures About Energy Use
The energy each household uses each day and accumulate over a month is staggering. A recent report stated that household energy usage in Wales and England has dropped by 24.7% in 2011 from 2005.
This was, understandably, met with optimism about the future of energy use but then the figure from Ofgem came disclosing that energy cost had actually gone up by a massive 28%.
Another fact, did you know that between half and two thirds of energy used in your home is used on the fuel in your boiler and central heating? This suggests that heating is somewhere you can instantly begin to save money through lowering your heating use. Scheduling your heating to come on at necessary times in the morning and then again in the evening when you return from work is a great place to start.
Leaving items on standby each and every day accounts for 16% of your yearly electricity costs. It seems like these items are not on so they cannot possibly be costing you money, that’s incorrect! You could save between £50-86 a year by simply turning your televisions, games consoles and everything else off properly.
Energy monitors are being discussed as being placed into each home throughout the UK and by simply knowing what you are spending can reduce your bills by 5-15%.
Awareness of your appliances and your usage can reduce these staggering figures and put the control back in your grasp.