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Saving energy at home

Small changes with a big impact

Did you know that home heating represents 27% of the Isle of Man’s energy consumption? There are many things you can do to reduce how much energy you use at home and some of these changes could also help you save money. 

Five simple steps you can take

Start small. Here are some ways you can start reducing your energy consumption at home.

  1. 01

    Turn it off

    Rather than leaving things like your TV and computer on standby, switch them off fully. It’s a small action that can make a difference to the energy you use and the money you spend. 

  2. 02

    Adjust your heating

    Turning the heat down in your home by just one degree can make a big difference to the energy you use. It’ll also make your heating bill cheaper.

  3. 03

    Energy savings bulbs

    Next time you’re replacing a lightbulb switch to an energy saving one. They use less electricity to emit the same amount of light in your home and reduce your lighting bills.

  4. 04

    Turn down your clothes wash

    Turning your clothes wash down to 30 can get clothes just as clean as high temperatures and is better for the environment. You can also check your machine for an eco-mode that will use as little energy as possible. 

  5. 05

    Get a smart meter

    OK, they don’t directly cut down your energy consumption. But smart meters help you understand which appliances use the most energy. This way, you can make an informed decision about what to use and when. 

Once you’ve thought about the small changes you can make day-to-day, think about bigger ways to make your home more energy efficient and save you money in the future.

Go bigger! 

Insulate

Wall and loft insulation stops heat escaping and can make your home warmer, meaning you’ll spend less heating it up. Check if you’re available for any government schemes and make sure you get the work carried out by a registered trades-person.

Add solar panels

A great way to power your home and extremely energy efficient. To get an idea of what they cost, ask a registered professional to check your home. It will cost to get them installed but you’ll save money on your energy bills each year.

Be more efficient

Solar panels might not be an option so you can also look at swapping to an energy efficient boiler. Ask your local plumber for more information.

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