Top Ways to Live Better with Electric

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Top Ways to Live Better with Electric Photo by Colin Armstrong

Going green is something we all have to think of in this age of climate change. Energy providers are trying to do what they can to reduce their carbon footprint. You can also play your part. From electric heaters to making sure you are working with the right energy provider, there are a number of ways in which you can do what you can for the environment. Read on for our top ways to live better electrically, or click here for more information on this subject.

Get an Audit : To start with, you need to have some idea of where you are wasting energy and where you can do better. Get a professional energy auditor to do this for you. There are guides online that help you to do it yourself, but this will never yield the accurate results you would get from a professional. It will cost money, but if you are living better in an electric sense thenyou are going to make this initial investment back in the form of savings on your bills.

Work with Your Heating Better : We lose most of our energy from not working with our heating well enough. It starts with only putting on those vertical radiators when you actually need them. Turn down the thermostat a few degrees and switch your radiators and boiler off every so often until the heat begins to dissipate. The less energy you use the more you are going to save. It does not get simpler than this!

Put Your House on an Energy Saving Diet : We are always using one appliance or another. If it’s not the air-conditioning in the summer, it’s the heating in the winter. There are a number of simple steps you can take. Here are just some of them:

- Get your house insulated. This will trap heat and mean you will not have to have your heating on for as long.
- Place a water jacket over your water tank to keep your water hotter for longer.
- Install heavy curtains during the winter months to reduce the dissipation of heat.

Work with the Correct Energy Provider : Not all energy providers were created equally. You have some that will happily burn coal, oil, and natural gas to provide energy to the thousands of homes throughout the UK. On the other hand, you have the green energy companies that only supply energy gained from renewable resources like solar and wind energy. Even if you change nothing else about your home and lifestyle, you can live in the knowledge that your energy is not coming from fossil fuels.

Make Energy : It would be wrong to ask someone to stop using as much electricity for the sake of the environment. Rather than changing your lifestyle, learn to generate your own energy. Unless you live at the top of a mountain where wind energy is an option, solar panels is the best option for you. Call in a professional for some help with getting them installed. They will be able to give you a quote and an idea as to how much energy you can generate each year based on your location and a whole host of other factors.

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