Biggest Energy Wasting Habits

In a world where electricity is used more than ever, we are all guilty of wasting energy on a daily basis. These wasteful modern habits can cost you huge amounts of money, whilst also harming the environment. In this blog we will be pointing out some of the biggest energy wasting habits which you need to stop.

Leaving Appliances Switched on

We’ve all left the TV switched on overnight or the lights on whilst we’re out and these are prime wasteful behaviours. By simply starting to switch appliances off whilst they are not being used, you will almost certainly notice a difference in your energy bills. According to the Energy Saving Trust, households can save £30 per year through switching off appliances. This may not sound like a large sum but you’d rather have that money in your pocket!

Half Loads

When it comes to running your dishwasher, washing machine or tumble dryer, a fuller load means a much more efficient cycle. If you are somebody who always sets off these appliances without fully loading you should think again. Using an eco-cycle on your dishwasher is also another fantastic option which can reduce energy use by around 16%.

Ancient Lighting

If you are still using ancient incandescent lighting in your home, it is time to move into the modern day! By switching to LED lighting, you could save around £180 over the bulb’s lifetime in comparison to an old-style bulb. LED lighting also lasts longer, meaning you will get a lot more use out of it.

Here at Harvey Electrical Services we offer a range of options to keep your home’s energy use efficient. We provide first class services including LED lighting upgrades, re-wires and expert electrical advice. For more information give us a call on 01325 249294 or visit

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