Spring cleaning tips for energy efficiency
Spring is just around the corner, and that means it might be time to give your home a decent clean to ensure it is organised and looking good for summer.
With electricity prices on the rise in recent months, it might also be a good idea to think about ways in which you can make your home more energy efficient at the same time.
Here are two simple spring cleaning steps you can take to help cut down on your power bills, and make sure more money goes towards your summer holiday fund than into the pockets of electricity suppliers.
Swap out your incandescent light bulbs
Changing your old and burned out light bulbs is a common spring cleaning task. While you are at it, why not swap out your old incandescent light bulbs for energy efficient fluorescent bulbs?
These might be a bit more expensive at the supermarket, but their longer lifespan and reduced running cost will ensure you save money in the long run.
Throw out those old, inefficient appliances
If you have any old appliances that aren't doing the job anymore, why not consider swapping them for energy efficient models?
These days, most appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and televisions are all required to display an energy rating label to help you make smart consumer decisions.
Energy efficient appliances consume less electricity and are therefore better for your wallet and for the environment as well.