£170 a year for doing almost nothing. Tempted?

With just a few simple changes to your lifestyle and your home, you could actually save this amount of money. Follow the museum’s tips for a greener approach to energy and a healthier wallet!

 

Hot Spot

Many people have their central heating set higher than they need it, without even realising it. Try turning your room thermostat down by one degree. Every degree that you turn it down could save  £65 a year on your heating bill.

 

Light Bulb Moment

Make sure you turn your lights, appliances and chargers off when you’re not using them. If you turn a light off for even a few seconds, you will save more energy than it takes the light to start up again, no matter what sort of lights you have. You could save between £50 and £90 a year just by remembering to turn things off!

You can now get LED spotlights that are bright enough to replace halogens. This is exactly what we are doing at the Museum & Art Gallery! Energy Saving Bulbs or CFLs can be used for pretty much everything else. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and fittings

If the average household replaced all their remaining old-fashioned bulbs with CFLs and all their halogens with LEDs it would cost around £125 and save around £60 a year.

 

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