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Make these 5 changes to reduce energy and money

Sep 16th 2021

5 Lifestyle hacks that will help save gas and electricity whilst cutting costs.

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Reduce the temperature on the thermostat. Don’t forget to turn off the television. Instead of making a single cup of tea, fill the kettle halfway. Sick of the same old advice?

Lifehack #1 for conserving energy

Instead of using your oven, use your microwave.

When compared to heating your oven, using a microwave saves you money on electricity.

Lifehack #2: Reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning your hair.

We know this seems a strange one but the question of how frequently you should wash your hair is a contentious one among beauty experts, but the general agreement is that everyday hair washing is harmful to your hair.

So, if you’re in the habit of adding a lather—rinse—repeat procedure in your everyday shower, consider giving your boiler a rest by limiting the number of times you wash your hair each week.

Lifehack No. 3 for conserving energy

In addition, reduce the amount of time you spend charging your phone.

It’s a practice that most of us are guilty of: plugging in our mobile devices at the end of the day so that they may charge throughout the night and be ready to go when we leave for work the next day.

However, it has been shown that charging your phone 100 percent over and over again significantly reduces the battery life over time. Stop overcharging your mobile phone’s battery to preserve it in excellent condition for the duration of the device’s life — and to reduce the amount of needless energy consumed.

Lifehack #4 for conserving energy

Purchase a smart thermostat.

If you are frequently away from home and have an irregular schedule, a smart thermostat will guarantee that you are not heating an empty house.

In spite of the fact that you have your central heating set at a time that corresponds to your work schedule, last-minute schedule adjustments or a late-running meeting frequently result in your home being delightfully warm while no one is home to enjoy it.

With a smart thermostat, you can remotely regulate your heating — and even turn it off if you’ve been persuaded to go out for after-work drinks with your coworkers.

Energy-saving lifehack #5: Avoid falling asleep in front of the television.

The use of television while sleeping not only wastes energy but is also detrimental to one’s overall health.

Do you believe you will not be able to fall asleep without it? A recent study has revealed that the stimulation provided by televisions and mobile phone screens makes it more difficult for your brain to turn off and for you to fall asleep.

Even watching television for up to an hour before bed might cause your sleep pattern to be disrupted. As a result, turn off the lights to conserve energy and get a better night’s sleep.

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