Energy Saving Tips for 2024

Peter Elliston
Peter Elliston
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Energy Saving Tips for 2024

Saving energy in 2024 is more important than ever both for your wallet and the planet. Getting into good habits around the home will help you to save energy and, in return, save yourself some money too. 

We have put together our energy-saving tips for 2024, with some easy ideas you can start to use today to help cut down on your household energy usage. Let’s get started.

Short term energy saving ideas

Savings can be made by making small habits and sticking with them. There are lots of little changes you can make to your daily routines that, over time, will mean decent energy savings and money savings in return. Here are some of our favourites:

Turn off unused appliances 

The simplest tip is also the most effective. Switch off lights, electronics, and appliances when not in use. This includes chargers, TVs, and even unused power strips.

Utilise natural light

Open curtains and blinds during the day to maximise natural light and reduce reliance on artificial lighting. This can also help to warm your home up when it’s sunny. 

Adjust your thermostat 

Lowering your thermostat by just 1°C can save you around £105 per year on your energy bills. Dress warmly in winter and wear layers to adjust to temperature changes.

Take shorter showers 

Aim for shorter showers, ideally under 5 minutes. This can save you hot water and reduce your energy usage. If you can stand colder temperatures, you could try cool showers, which will not only reduce your energy usage but may also provide a host of health benefits. 

Air dry your washing

Skip the tumble dryer whenever possible and air dry your clothes instead. This saves a significant amount of energy and is gentler on your clothes. 

Cook efficiently

Using the lids on pots and pans while cooking can trap extra heat and help speed up cooking time. Consider using a microwave or air fryer for small dishes and try using fewer pots and pans by combining items to save energy on washing up.

Long-term solutions for saving energy 

While there are many small changes you can make every day that have a big impact in the long run, there are also investments you can make to your home to ensure it is performing as efficiently as possible. 

Upgrade your appliances

Has your kettle or toaster been knocking around for a while? Older appliances are often considerably less energy efficient than newer models. Replacing old appliances can help you save energy and is worth the investment for those appliances you use daily. 

Reseal doors and windows

Air leaks around windows and doors can let in drafts and waste energy. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal any gaps and improve your home’s draught proofing. You can also adjust the seal on your window and door handles via the latch on the inside edge.

Smart thermostats

Programmable thermostats provide a higher level of control over your heating system, meaning you can set up scheduling and preferences that will help to ensure you don’t waste heat and energy. These smart systems can help you to get the most from the energy you do use. 

Solar power 

Consider installing solar panels to generate your own electricity. This can seem like a costly investment at first, but the long-term savings could be substantial. There are also several government grants that offer support with funding for energy-saving upgrades to eligible homes. 

Warmaway can provide expert installation of solar power systems in your home. Speak to our experts today for a quote and get started saving money and energy with solar power. 

Get a home energy audit

A professional home energy audit can identify areas where you’re losing energy and recommend specific improvements you can make.

Talk to your energy provider

Many energy providers offer programs and incentives to help you save energy. Check with your provider to see what options are available.

Remember, even small changes can add up to big savings. By implementing these tips, you can save money on your energy bills, reduce your environmental impact, and create a more comfortable and sustainable home.

Many of the changes you can make that have a big difference require a bit of dedication and habit-building. With a little bit of energy mindfulness, we can all implement changes to our routine that will have a meaningful impact on both the planet and our wallets. 

Energy saving updates with Warmaway 

Sustainability is important to us here at Warmaway, which is why we are helping households to upgrade to more efficient heating systems and energy systems. We install ground source pumps, air source pumps, solar power systems and boiler systems – helping you get your household to the best level of energy efficiency possible. 

Get in touch with our team today to discuss how we can help you make sustainable changes.

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