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Save money on your energy bills: Reduce your consumption by 75% with “saving tips to try today”

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As the season cools, the cost of energy bills continues to rise, forcing Britons to find more ways to save on gas and electricity. In a recent TikTok video, home and lifestyle influencer Caroline (@Neat.Caroline) suggested some small changes that could have a positive effect on your monthly expenses, with one, in particular, reducing energy consumption by up to at 75%.

Caroline shared her “home energy saving tips to try today” with her audience of 204,000 followers, with fans describing them as “new and smart”.

As nights come earlier and earlier, households will likely turn on more lights.

Turn on your light bulbs

While turning off light switches in rooms you don’t use is one way to cut down on unnecessary energy, Caroline says changing the type of bulbs you use could save you money even with the lights on.

She explained, “Use LED bulbs instead of incandescent bulbs. They use 75% less energy.”

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LED bulbs are widely considered to be more energy efficient as they produce a low amount of heat. LEDs also emit light directionally, instead of 360 degrees like incandescents do.

This saves power as it concentrates to a certain degree, rather than having to produce enough power to cover 360 degrees.

Change the way you do laundry

When it comes to washing your clothes, it’s time to turn down the heat. Carolina said: “Wash your clothes in cold water and air dry them instead of using the dryer. Fortunately, most detergents work effectively today and always clean in cold water. “

Also, delicate fabrics and dark, colored fabrics wear better when washed in cold water. While some washing machine temperature settings go as low as 20°C, most cold washes start at 30°C.

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Reorganize the fridge and freezer

According to Caroline, it might be time to revamp your freezer if you want to use energy more efficiently. She explained: “Pack things tightly in your freezer but leave space in the fridge for air circulation.”

Since freezers expend the most energy when they have to cool the warm air that enters when you open the door, they tend to work best when full. This packs in cool air and leaves less room for warm air to circulate.

For optimal performance and efficiency, experts recommend keeping the fridge three-quarters full and making sure all vents are clear and unblocked. This will help maintain internal temperatures.

Stop opening the oven

No matter how anxious you are for your food to be cooked, Caroline urges people to never open the oven door while cooking.

She said, “Get into the habit of using the oven light instead of opening the oven door.”

This will prevent wasted energy from being released from the device.

Turn off power bars

Caroline said, “If you’re using a power strip, turn off the switch when you’re not home.”

Devices that draw power even when not in use, such as power bars, are called vampire devices.

Vampire appliances drain about 135,000 hours of electricity per household per year, according to research by Confused.com.

Turning them off is a simple change that could help you save 6% on your energy bill.