Energy saving tips from Powershop
How can I save energy in my home? Five myths busted or proved true!...
The nation has spoken! We asked you about how and what you spend your money on. And while the results show we’re more careful than ever now with our pennies when it comes to budgeting and spending money, we could still save a few quid on our energy bills.
The study of 2,000 people across the country found a staggering 58 per cent of us leave the TV on standby, clearly we can’t miss a single second of Love Island, even if we’re not in the same room.
Although no-one above the age of five is going to admit to being afraid of the dark, 37 per cent of us will leave a light on in a room we’re not even in.
And while it seems our summers only last about 48 hours, during which we’re mainly stuck indoors at work, just under a third of the people we spoke to kept their central heating on in the summer months, with some even opening a window when the house was too hot.
Outside of our seemingly tropical houses, we’ve become a nation of savers, looking to budget and beat the rising cost of living wherever we can.
Six out of ten people now save regularly, while just 13 per cent of us admit to splurging on big ticket items. Our research revealed that we’re happy to spend on takeaways and coffees (35 per cent), as well as new clothes (20 per cent).
However two thirds of people try to save as much spare cash as they can, with the monthly average savings coming in at £247.41 – that’s an impressive £3k put away annually.
Energy saving might not be at the top of everyone’s list of hobbies – but it can make a difference.
Just think of all the extra hazelnut lattes we could slurp on if we picked up some energy saving habits.
To keep that coffee addiction going we’ve put our top 5 ways to save energy
You don’t need to live in the dark huddled around a single candle to save money on your electricity bills. Simply adopt these five quick and easy energy saving habits to reduce how much electricity you use, helping to bring your bills under control.
Here are the biggest culprits when it comes to wasting energy, according to our research