An aerating shower head reduces the amount of water used without reducing the quality of the shower you get, cutting water and heating costs. Shower heads start at around £20 and can be fitted in minutes. Average saving for a 2 person household estimated to be £80 per year.
By insulating some key parts of your central heating system you could save around £45 a year off your heating bills. If you have a hot water tank that isn't insulated or any hot water pipes going in and out of it you could be throwing money out of the window. For a very small investment e.g. £30 and a little time you could have it sorted.
We all know that energy saving light bulbs are more efficient, but how much could they save you in terms of money, and are they worth the extra cost? For an average 2 bedroom house with just 20 ordinary 60W bulbs, the cost of the electricity they use over a year is around £150. If all these bulbs were replaced with their energy saving alternatives rated at 11W each the annual cost could be reduced to around £30. A no brainer when you look at it like that! And remember energy saving bulbs last up to 10 times longer than ordinary bulbs, yet another reason to swap old bulbs now !!
A major cost for most of us today is fuel for our cars. With more and more time spent driving on motorways these days, there are a few things we can do to improve fuel econo my.
Stick to 60mph rather than 70mph, you will notice an increase in fuel economy without adding too much time to your journey
Make sure you are not carrying around more weight than necessary - declutter the boot but remember to keep the spare wheel !!
Look in your manual to find the correct tyre pressure. Make sure tyres are pumped up to the Manufacturers recommended pressures. Flat tyres can reduce fuel economy by up to 10%. Also important to remember under-inflated tyres and dangerous and wear out quicker too.
For more tips on Economical driving visit http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Travel
Take all these simple, cost free steps and you could improve fuel economy by anywhere from 10 - 20%.
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