Gas Efficiency

Tips for being more gas efficient at home

Looking to save a bit of money and be more eco-friendly and gas efficient at home? We’re all guilty of waste sometimes, but these top tips will hopefully help you save money and make your home more gas efficient!

1. Low Flow Showerheads

Have you tried installing low-flow showerheads? It’s a good idea to select a showerhead with flow rate of less than 2.5gpm. Showers take energy to heat the water, thus cutting down on water usage also cuts down on energy usage! Talking of showers, you could try taking shorter showers? Reducing your shower time even by 4 minutes per day can save you a huge amount of water!

2. Change your Bulbs

Why not try LED lights? Unlike other bulbs, only 5% is wasted as heat and 95% of the energy in LEDs is converted into light. Less energy use reduces the demand from power plants and decreases greenhouse gas emissions, so you’re doing a good thing for the environment too! On that note, make sure you get into the habit of turning your lights off when you aren’t in the room. You’ll save energy and money!

3. Use your Microwave

Try to use microwaves or toaster ovens to cook or warm leftovers as you’ll most definitely use less energy than cooking with a conventional oven. For example, five-minute usage of a typical microwave (800W, category E) will use about 0.09kWh of electricity, costing around 1.3p, while the typical gas consumption each time a gas hob is used is 0.9kWh, costing around 3.8p, so it really does make a difference, so try using a microwave to warm your leftovers instead of an oven.

4. Unplug your Chargers

Many chargers that are still plugged in at the wall and not switched off at the socket will draw power continuously, even when the device is not plugged into the charger. Considering how often we tend to be charging one device or another, this is an important one to take note of!

We hope you’ve found this post helpful, and again, if you have any questions at all, please do get in touch.

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