5 Super Simple Tips To Save Energy This Winter

SPONSORED:We can't ignore the ineveitable any longer: winter is coming! To get you prepared, we've put together 5 Super Simple Tips to save money on energy in your home during the colder months. 

Brought to you by PrePayPower
Winter is coming! We wish it wasn’t, but unfortunately, we can’t ignore the inevitable.
The evenings of summer BBQs and walks in the park are going to be swapped for nights in donned in our favourite onesie binge watching The Gilmore Girls for the 16th time on Netflix.
As much as we complain about the winter, we do secretly enjoy the cosiness of it all. However, what we don’t love about winter is that suddenly we can’t keep our money in our wallets!
Between the never-ending school expenses, getting the Santa presents organised and the endless amounts of food (there’s something about being cold that requires 100 times more snacks), we are just spending all around us!
However, there is one thing we could save some pennies on…energy! Yes- you heard that correctly; energy.
Not the type of energy it takes to run a marathon but the kind of energy that you use in your home.
“But, how can I save money on energy in my home?” we hear you cry. Don’t worry, we knew you would ask that, and we have come prepared. We’ve put together five super simple tips on how you can save energy.
1 Calm Down On The Water!
Did you know that water is a huge energy user in your house? An easy way to save the pennies is to shower, instead of taking baths.
We know that a bath is lovely to unwind in during the winter months, but let’s limit this to a monthly treat!
Another energy drainer is the washing machine. Now don’t worry – we’re not going to tell you to limit clothes washing to once a month!
But a super simple change to make is to wash clothes at a low temperature, such as 30 or 40 degrees, and make sure always to put on a full load.
2 Get Smart With Your Lighting
By just switching your light bulbs to energy saving light bulbs, you will use a whopping 90% less power! Let’s push this even further… why have lights on in an empty room? Switch them off!
If you’re of a forgetful nature, why not install motions sensors?

 3 Be Careful in the Kitchen
Your kitchen is full of energy draining appliances. Let’s face it, when you’re starving after coming in from work, it’s easy to forget to close the fridge door behind you.
This simple thing uses up quite a lot of energy.By always making sure your fridge and freezer doors are closed properly, you will save money!
Another tip is to plug out any appliances you don’t use regularly.By leaving these on standby, you are just spending money unnecessarily.
4 Get Some Fancy Gadgets
There are so many nifty gadgets out there to help you save energy in your home. They may be a bit pricey, but in the long run, they will end up saving you a lot of money!
Try out a solar charger, which means you can charge your phone for free! Another handy trick is to install draft excluders to the bottoms of doors and the back of your letterbox, which will make a noticeable impact on your heating bill.
5 Switch to PrePayPower
PrePayPower has invented an ingenious and efficient control system, which ensures complete transparency in your electricity usage and cost.
By switching to a pre-pay system, you can monitor and control your electricity usage at the touch of a button – how convenient!
It also features super handy features, such as displaying what appliances are costing you the most in electricity and how much energy you have used in any given day.
As well as saving you money, switching to PrePay will make you more mindful of your energy consumption.
“Where do I sign up?” you ask. Well, the lovely people at PrePayPower are making it super simple for you, and you can sign up on their website, and if you switch today you’ll receive €100 welcome credit! 
PrePayPower is Ireland's first and largest dedicated supplier of Pay-As-You-Go Electricity and the fastest growing supplier in the Pay-As-You-Go domestic gas market providing customers with the ability to monitor and control their usage. With over 140,000 electricity customers and 40,000 gas customers having already made the switch, we’re continuing to grow our customer numbers and expand our product range.

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