Whether you are looking to keep your house cool or reduce your energy bills, there are a number of ways that you can save yourself money over the summer months. From remembering to switch off your appliances before you head off on holiday, to closing the curtains to fight the summer heat, there’s plenty you could add to your routine to help reduce that spending. Here, we are going to give you a number of energy saving tips for you to try during the summer months.
Be Smart When You Travel
We all love a summer holiday. Whether you’re ready to embark on a sun-kissed beach break or explore a distant city on your next city break, it’s common to get caught up in everything from packing to applying for your EHIC card. This distraction and the excitement of finally getting to go on holiday makes it easy to forget to switch everything off. Whether it’s the light in your bedroom, your TV on standby or even just leaving the kettle plugged in, this can all eat up the pennies while you’re jetting off having fun. If you’ve booked a holiday this summer, make sure you make time to go around your home and switch everything off before you leave.
Keep Your Curtains Closed During The Day
The best way to save energy during the day is to block out the sun by leaving the curtains closed. Not only will this help to keep the room cool, but it will also reduce the need for air conditioning allowing you to save money over the course of the summer months. This is particularly beneficial also as this will reduce the dependency on items such as fans, which can also drain electricity and raise the price of your bill.
Open A Window
Whilst keeping the curtains closed it may also be beneficial to open a window, particularly if there is a breeze, this will prevent the room from getting stuffy without letting in the sun, therefore, ensuring there is circulation around your whole home to keep it cool. However, it is important to shut them during the day if you are out as this can lead to gnats and moths to come into the room. This is also a safety risk if the window is on the bottom floor as this could lead to break-ins and items being stolen.
Solar Panel Pool Pump
If you are lucky enough to have a swimming pool at home, this could be costing you a substantial amount of money to maintain. However, opting for a solar powered pool pump can be the perfect solution to reducing your carbon footprint as well as your energy bill. This is particularly beneficial if you have a large pool as it allows you to heat and maintain it without spending too much. There are several kits available on the market to convert your pump to this cleaner alternative for power and will not cost you a fortune.
Run The Dishwasher At Night
If you are looking to reduce the amount of energy that you use during the day, running your dishwasher at night is the perfect way to do so. By filling it up throughout the course of the day and doing one large cycle at night, you are more likely to complete fewer washes as a result. This will not only help to cut costs on dishwasher tablets, but it will also reduce your energy bill, allowing you to spend the money you save on memorable days out with the family, or putting it back into your savings for a later date.
Regardless of the choices, you make to save yourself money, it is important to ensure that you are monitoring your spending as this can help you to stick to your monthly budget consistently. Which of these will you try first?