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dishwasher energy saving tips Dishwashers
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30kWh -
90kWh
£4.62 -
£13.86

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11.01kg -
33.03kg
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Run the machine full and less often

boil less water in kettle energy saving tips Boiling Water
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82kWh -
164kWh
£12.628 -
£25.256

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30.09kg -
60.19kg
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Boil only what you need. Savings depend on how much tea you drink!

fridge freezer energy saving tips Fridge Freezers
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50kWh -
400kWh
£7.7 -
£61.6

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18.35kg -
146.8kg
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Fridge maintenance. Savings depend on size, age and rating

dmoney saving tips tumble drying Tumble Dryers
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90kWh -
350kWh
£13.86 -
£53.9

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33.03kg -
128.45kg
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Operate Less often, clean filters, part dry clothes?

differnce in cost of shallow or deep bath Baths
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700kWh -
1400kWh
£30.1 -
£215.6

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147kg -
513.8kg
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Have shallower baths and consider how you heat water

change energy supplier to save money Change Supplier
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0kWh -
0kWh
£0 -
£500

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0
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save money and have a beerSwitch! This is the single simplest way of saving money. This is equivalent to 100 pints of beer!

shower or power shower which is cheaper Shower of Power Shower
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120kWh -
1100kWh
£18.48 -
£242

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25.2kg -
403.7kg
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Aviod immersion heated power showers

save money and energy with good loft insulation Install Loft Insulation
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3000kWh -
3750kWh
£129 -
£161.25

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630kg -
787.5kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

save money and energy with good loft insulation Improve Loft Insulation
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1000kWh -
1500kWh
£43 -
£64.5

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210kg -
315kg
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Modern loft insulation in a 3 bed semi - these numbers are for Gas, savings are greater for other fuels

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Measures to reduce fuel bills: ROI* is the time it takes in years to return the investment in fuel savings for an average gas heated 3 bed semi-detached house.
Measure ROI*
hot water tank insulation save energy save money Lagging 1 Year
loft insulation energy saving Loft Insulation 2 Years
cavity wall insulation energy saving Cavity Wall Insulation 2.3 Years
underfloor insulation energy saving Underfloor Insulation 4.4 Years
solid wall insulation energy saving Solid Wall Insulation 15.8 Years
double glazing energy saving Double Glazing 58.1 Years
Renewable Energy Measures ROI** is the time it takes in years to return the investment in energy. The table assumes no government incentive schemes are used (FIT or RHI).
Measure ROI**
solar hot water energy saving costs Solar Hot Water 11 to 62 Years
ground source heat pump investment costs Heat Pumps 4 to 81 Years
domestic wind power costs Wind Power 16 to 32 Years
solar PV costs and investment Solar Photovoltaics 13 ± 3 Years

About Homes:

house hold energy costs

Heating, cooling, insulation, water, harnessing energy and more.Read More


About Cars:

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Climate Change:

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Loft Insulation

loft insulation good investment save money
 Cost:  Low
 ROI:  2 Years
 Skill:  DIY-Skilled
 Energy Saving:  High
 CO2 Saving:  High
 How much this measure costs to install: Low : Medium : High
 ROI is the time it takes to return the investment in fuel savings for an average gas heated 3 bed semi-detached house and assumes no government incentive schemes are used: Years
 How easy this is to do: DIY-Easy : DIY-Skilled : Specialist
 How much energy will be saved with this measure: Low : Medium : High
 How much Carbon Dioxide emission will be saved with this measure: Low : Medium : High

Since heat rises it follows that heat loss through the roof is a large contributor to energy waste in your house. By installing modern 290mm thick insulation in your loft space you could save up to 25% of your heating bill but perhaps more realistically by 20%. By upgrading old thin insulation you may also be able to save an additional 7 or 8% of you bill.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 March 2017 14:28
 

Electricity Cost Calculator



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Switching Energy Provider

change energy supplier to save money
 Energy Saving:  0 - 0 kWh each year
 Money Saving:  £0 - £500 each year
 CO2 Saving:  0 - 0 each year
 Comment:  save money and have a beerSwitch! This is the single simplest way of saving money. This is equivalent to 100 pints of beer!
 Energy range that could be saved with this measure.
 Money Savings range you could have employing this measure.
 Carbon Dioxide emission range that could be saved with this measure.

Switch! This is the single simplest way of saving money.

I switched using uSwitch on the 23rd JAN 2014. The table below shows the savings I will make, they are considerable and the process of switching was so simple, please read on by clicking "more" below the table. I will now be switching each year to maintain these prices.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 March 2017 23:27
 

Fuel Prices

fuel prices in the uk

Domestic Fuel Prices

Most of this site is dedicated to giving its visitors useful indicative cost information related to the use of energy in and around your place of residence. Depending upon what is within your control where you live, it is hoped that this information will help you save money and help you make sensible cost based decisions regarding what equipment to invest in, to reduce costs.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 March 2017 20:46
 

The Climate and Political Short Termism

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Brexit, Trump and the potential break up of the European Union provides a "Perfect Storm" for those who have an interest in saving the planet. In the last year if a situation could get worse it did. Addressing climate change effectively requires concerted global action, compromise and sacrifices.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:02
 

Carbon Dioxide Tipping Point

carbon dioxide tipping point

Environmental warriors took me to task 10 years ago when I started this website.

The reason?

I made a heinous comment that “in spite of increased renewable energy capacity in the world, fossil fuel use will continue unabated and will actually increase over the next 40 years”. The first ten years indicate this view point to be correct, take a look here:-

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:59
 

Top 10 tips for improving your car fuel economy

energy saving driving tips

With the current high fuel prices, even a relatively small improvement in your MPG can save you money. Most drivers will be able to make savings by changing their driving habits and techniques.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:04
 

Confused About Batteries

Confused about batteries, we are! We have decided to try to find out how much energy there actually is in your average battery. There are so many brands, names, categories and types it is very unclear what you actually get for your money. Should you buy an expensive alkaline battery or would a cheaper brand suffice.

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:02
 

What is Energy?

The capacity for doing work

In physics energy is defined as the capacity for doing work.....

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 March 2017 20:49
 

Teaching Global Warming

0pinion

Our Children can’t be expected to understand the Global Warming debate until they have an understanding of “The Facts”

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 23:02
 

What is a kWh, What is a TWh?

First What is a Watt?

A Watt (W) is 1 joule per second (j/s), it is a unit of power and a joule is a unit of energy, so if you have a 1W device running for 1 hour, then it consumes 1 Wh of energy .....

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:58
 

Tumble Dryers

washer dryer running costs

How Much does it cost to run your Tumble Dryer?


Drying your clothes in a tumble dryer can be expensive as they consume large amounts of energy. The EU energy label for tumble dryers is calculated using the cotton drying cycle with a maximum load. Products are rated A – G according to the energy required per kilogramme of washing.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 March 2017 08:55
 

Energy to Make a Cup of Tea

Not sure if this is funny or not but it is daft. I noticed one of my wife’s young employees (in her shop) refills the kettle completely to the top once he had taken enough from the kettle for a coffee. Why are you doing that I asked. “So that it is full for the next person”. But why if they are only making 1 cup tea, why boil 2 litres of water? I asked, it is a waste of money and energy .....

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 March 2017 16:42
 

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