Saving energy doesn’t have to be boring. There are plenty of fun and creative ways you can save money on your utility bills without feeling like they’re a chore. Here are five of them…
Exercise when you feel cold
Next time you feel a little cold at home, try exercising instead of turning up the temperature on your thermostat. When we exercise our hearts pump blood around the body and this releases heat through our pores. Save money on your central heating bill by staying warm through healthy exercise the next time you think about turning up the central heating.
Have a raw meal competition
Here’s a challenge for you…How about you have a competition with neighbours, friends or family members to see who can create a tasty inventive meal without using one single electrical appliance..? Sushi, salads and fresh vegetable and cheese kebabs are just some of the tasty raw dishes you can create without using any energy.
Have a dinner party in the dark
Turn off all the lights in your home and enjoy a lovely meal by candlelight. You can save money on your utility bills and also make a huge environmental impact by switching off your lights for an evening.
A great way for your family to learn more about energy saving measures is to get together and organise a pizza evening where everyone can discuss what it means to be energy efficient. There are many great energy games and tutorials available online for your kids to enjoy and learn about.
Energy Price Competition
Compete with friends and neighbours to find the cheapest energy deals available online. Simply compare energy prices online and choose the cheapest energy provider for your home. Whoever finds the cheapest deal first wins a small prize!
So, there you have it. My five creative energy saving tips aimed at helping you reduce your utility bills and minimise your carbon footprint.
Do you know any new ones to add to this list?
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