With energy prices soaring and temperatures plummeting this winter, now is the perfect time to wise up on the most cost effective changes you could be making within the home.
VPhase has compiled the following Top Ten Money & Energy Saving Tips to help your home, your pocket and the environment in 2011:
1. Domestic Voltage Optimisation
Save energy, CO2 and around 10% off your electricity bills, by installing a VPhase voltage optimisation device.
The unit costs approximately £250 when installed by a qualified electrician and sits next to your fuse box. It’s simply a matter of fit, forget and save instantly! To see how much you can save visit theVPhase website.
2. Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Energy saving light bulbs use 80% less electricity than traditional bulbs and last 10 times as long; by swapping all the light bulbs in your home you could save around £37 per year.
3. Briquette Maker
Recycle unwanted packaging and paper and turn it into a natural and effective alternative to charcoal.
4. Upgrade Home Appliances
Home appliances account for a significant chunk of your household CO2 emissions, so treat yourself by upgrading to Energy Saving Trust recommended home appliances.
5. Turn Down Your Thermostat
Turning your thermostat down by just 1°C could save you around £55 a year.
6. Generate Your Own Electricity
Investing in renewable energy technologies like solar panels, will not only help reduce your CO2 emissions but will also be an added financial benefit for the coming year. Renewable energy technologies are a great investment – especially with government feed-in tariffs now in place.
7. Switch Off
Leaving appliances plugged in and switched on at the socket means they are still using energy.
8. Home Insulation
Did you know around half of heat lost in a typical home is through the walls? Cavity-wall and loft insulation can save you money and make your home warmer and more comfortable.
9. Plug In Energy Meter
Be more aware of how much energy your various electrical appliances consume with an energy meter. You can also check the overall incoming voltage level to your property.
10. Replace Your Boiler
Save up to £225 a year on your heating bills, by replacing an old G-rated boiler with an A-rated condensing boiler.
For more information about energy saving products please visit the VPhase website.