Helping you save wasted energy is at the heart of what we set up Igloo to do. It can be challenging to understand what might make the biggest savings for you but we’ve set out below some ideas you might want to consider whilst staying comfortable at home.
Perhaps try some of these throughout the year when its appropriate or practical for you and see how much energy or waste you save?
There is a lot of helpful independent information available on Citizens Advice and Energy Savings Trust websites if you would like to know more.
Save by turning your heating down by 1 degree. But don’t go below 18 degrees if you have small children, are elderly or health concerns. Stay warm in winter!
Make sure furniture isn’t blocking your radiators, as they will absorb the heat.
Turn down radiators in rooms you don’t use much and keep the heat in rooms by drawing curtains and closing doors.
Control and manage your heating from your smart phone or tablet with Tado Smart Thermostat.
If you heat your home by electricity, consider installing newer, energy efficient storage heaters.
Lighting and electrical devices
Replace any old light bulbs with LED light bulbs, these can use up to 97% less energy than an old style incandescent light bulb.
Use new, energy efficient appliances where possible.
Turn appliances off standby.
When not in use, tell the kids to turn off their games consoles.
Avoid over-charging fully charged devices at the mains and avoid charging devices over-night.
Washing / bathing
Take a shower instead of a bath, and replace standard shower heads with water efficient shower head if possible.
Check the hot water heating isn’t on all the time, use the timer instead so it heats the water for when you need it.
Use a clothes horse / clothes line, rather than the tumble dryer to dry clothes.