The summer holidays can force tighter purse strings and cost saving tips are like gold dust for many families at this time of year.
Combining this with growing concerns around energy efficiency and a desire to run a more eco-friendly household, the team at Firemizer have shortlisted five green tips to help customers save money on their household bills whilst achieving a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.
- AIR DRY, NOT HAIR DRY
Tumble dryers and hair dryers aid us in our day-to-day rituals, but to be more energy efficient and save those pennies, why not peg your clothes outside on the line and let your hair dry free of direct and artificial heat. Reducing the amount of times you use them will benefit you and your home during the summer.
- LONGER (AND CHEAPER) SUMMER EVENINGS WITH A SIMPLE FIRE TRICK
The setting sun shouldn’t signal an end to time outdoors so get the marshmallows toasting and gather round your fire pit or chiminea.
Let your fire burn for longer with a Firemizer – the only energy saving device of its kind – which reduces fuel usage by up to 38% and emissions by up to 72% helping you save money on your overall heating bills whilst reducing your carbon footprint.
With the ability to be used on a wood burning stove, fire pit, chiminea and even a BBQ – one Firemizer grid is just £19.99 and will typically last up to 500 burning hours. This is equivalent to six weeks if used for 12 hours per day making for a significant cost saving. For example, if a household spends an average of £5 per week on wood or coal, a Firemizer could save up to £100 per year.
- COOL YOUR HOME DOWN FREE OF CHARGE
In the cooler evenings, open your windows as soon as it starts to get cooler outside instead of using other devices such as an electric fans or air conditioning. This will not only reduce your energy bills, but will naturally ventilate your home with an evening breeze.
To capture the cool air for the day ahead, shut the windows and blinds in the morning to feel the full benefit of the welcoming chill.
Avoid artificial lighting, such as lamps and light fixtures, and instead aim for a more au natural option. Invite the sunlight into your home through windows and skylights, which will not only naturally brighten up your room, but will reduce your energy bill and keep you cooler.
Did you know, light bulbs have a heat output as well as a light output, which means if you keep lights on during the summer, it will only get warmer?
- MIRROR, MIRROR
A well placed mirror can help disguise those dark corners, decorate, and brighten up entire rooms with natural sunlight. By reflecting light, mirrors can replace lamps and light fixtures, and comes with no cost or energy wastage.
Place a big mirror directly opposite a window, and see a room transform into a bright and open space.
Firemizer can be purchased online for £19.99 at https://www.firemizer.com/shop