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5 Creative Energy Saving Tips


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.

Get Together

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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  1. I’m in Texas and it is still way to hot to think about turning the heater on. We don’t cook anything in the oven 6 months out of the year and to conserve on the air conditioning, we use a portable unit and stay in one room so the main unit can be kept at a higher temp.

    • I’m here in Michigan, and we’re already seeing some nights in the low 40s! It’s definitely heater season for us! Nice tips on saving money by you. We do pretty much the same thing, only with a heater instead of an A/C unit. 🙂

  2. Great tips especially exercising when feeling cold. That is one that I wouldn’t have necessarily thought about.

    • Haha! I liked that one too. Since my wife works at home, maybe I’ll just tell her to get up and do jumping jacks when she’s cold. Or…maybe I should just get a small space heater and avoid an awkward coversation…. 😉

  3. These are great tips. The exercise thing actually works. I do this all of the time,especially in winter. I will even go for a winter walk. The fresh air feels so good and I actually warm up.

    • I think I might actually try that exercise tip too. It’s always good to get my butt off the couch in the winter time.

  4. Good points! I would add putting on a sweater in the winter to keep the temperature low.

    • Yep! Sweaters and slippers! 🙂

  5. You know you’re frugal when you exercise on a cold day to stay warm rather than turning top the heat… or getting a sweater on. Something inside me got excited when I read that!

    • Haha! I like how you get excited over frugality! 🙂 Sounds like I have a twin!

  6. Winter is fast approaching here in the NW. It doesn’t get too cold but with the cost of energy here, its worth taking the extra effort to cut back on the heating bill/electricity bill. We have changed most of our light bulbs to be energy efficient as a way to save, since we know we will spend more in the winter to keep the house warm.

    • It is most definitely beneficial to cut back on heating! Your wallet will thank you! 🙂

  7. I like the raw food idea :). The candle thing though I have always wondered if it really saves money. If you had one bulb on for an evening how much would the electric on the bulb cost…. Compare that to the cost of a couple of candles and it’s probably quite similar. Still a bulb is nowhere near a romantic as candles 🙂

    • Yeah, I would actually think that candles would cost more, but then again, they give off light AND heat! So it’s serving multiple purposes! I’d say it’s a toss-up.

  8. Exercise and vegetables are the good way to conserve our energy.

  9. We all know that our planets resources are running out at an ever increasing rate, but did you know that there are some small, simple energy saving tips that you can follow that can save you a lot of money over a year, as well as help save the environment. If you follow all, or even some, of the tips below, you can actually see a real difference to your utility bills.

  10. LOL, I LOVE your first tip. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it mentioned to exercise when you’re cold. It makes perfect sense. This is probably one of the easiest things someone can do as well. The candlelight dinner is also a great one and can create either romance or some good family time. Great tips!

    • Ha, I’m glad I could entertain you with my tips. 🙂 Exercising definitely works though! Try it sometime! 🙂

  11. I like the exercise tip. This time last year I was running every day for an hour and it always warmed up considerably.

    • Yep! I know I need to do more exercise. Maybe I should turn the thermostat down huh? Might give me some motivation! 🙂

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