Friday, 21 January 2011

Saving Energy and your Bank Balance

If there is one thing that I am awful at doing...

It is replacing light bulbs that were once shining stars around the home. 
But now sit there awaiting new stars to come and take their place once their lights have burnt out...

Just take the light that has blown in the kitchen...and often flickers on and off. 
Please believe me when I say it is on my ever growing 'to do list', and I will get to it...

Really though I should be paying more attention as to what light bulbs I am using and keeping on top of how often I change them. These days with modern lighting technology you can save energy and your £££ all at the same time, all by simply choosing a energy saving light bulb in place of your existing incandescent bulb.

What is a energy saving light bulb anyway?
They are other wise known as compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) or energy-saving lights, and compact fluorescent tubes. 

The fluorescent lamp has been designed to replace an incandescent bulb.

Did you know?
Did you know that energy saving light bulbs use around 80% less electricity than regular incandescent bulbs? 

Let's face it, with the current economic climate we are all looking for simple ways to save money. Light bulbs had quite honestly never entered my mind as a way to save some pennies. The above is just an average saving, but still it is extra money in your back pocket. 

I thought that it may be nice to share with you some of the top tips for saving money on your energy bills. Do you currently use any of the techniques?

- Only turn the lights on if you have to. Summer is the perfect time for this with the nights drawing out.

- Turn off lights when you leave the room.

- Avoid installing halogen lighting.

- Install low energy bulbs of the correct light output.

- Think of light bulbs as one-off purchases that least years, like a lamp itself, rather than something you simply throw away after a short time.

 I will now be taking a closer look into which light bulbs we are using at the very least and applying a few of the above tips to my own home. I am as guilty as most for leaving the room and leaving all the lights on, but it really is as simple as switching a switch off and applying some frugal saving tips to save some pennies.

How do you save money around the home? 

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