With so much information out there, you can be trawling for weeks, here are a few thoughts and links to what you can do to save while staying healthy and warm.
Research - check that you are doing all you can to conserve power. Try these sites to see how much you can save.
- EnergyMate 10 tips for saving power at home
- Consumer PowerSwitch
- Electricity Authority COVID-19 Advice for Consumers
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- Scrubba - For small clothes washing items. It may seem a little pricey at first, but for people in tiny homes, or living solo, this could be a nifty trick!
- Timer plugs - you can get digital and wifi plugs now that you can control from your phone!
- Airfryers and Crockpots are a great investment and use way less energy than an oven.
- Kettles - only boil what you need.
- Stick vacuum cleaners for quick clean ups.
- Solar power banks to charge phones and other gadgets.
Lastly an impulse buying tip - Write down what you want, then come back to it 2 or 4 weeks later. Often, you find you don’t want it anymore!
Love to know your tips and tricks for saving energy, ngā mihi mahana 💜