Save Pounds 100s in Five Simple Steps with an Energy Saving Make-Over; Insulation. Micro-Generation. Fuel Consumption. Water Conservation. Energy Saving. Green Measures That We Just Don't Have Time for - or Do We?

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Save Pounds 100s in Five Simple Steps with an Energy Saving Make-Over; Insulation. Micro-Generation. Fuel Consumption. Water Conservation. Energy Saving. Green Measures That We Just Don't Have Time for - or Do We?


Very few people will oppose the idea of reducing the energy they waste, particularly in the current economic climate. According to a recent survey carried out by the Energy Saving Trust more than half of us grow our 'green conscience' because we're motivated by the financial rewards.

But how many of us fail to implement measures because we think we don't have the time or the inclination to make the effort? In the same survey, 74% of people said they were looking for ways to save energy without compromising their lifestyle.

During Energy Saving Week - which ran October 25-31 with the theme of 'control'- people across Wales, with the help of the Energy Saving Trust, proved that reducing the amount of energy we consume needn't be a struggle.

How? As individuals, families and businesses we can all have better control over our energy consumption. More control over our finances becomes a direct result of this control.

Each day during Energy Saving Week consumers were challenged to reduce their energy in five different and, most importantly, easy to implement ways.

Water'n easy way to save A large percentage of people will swear that their morning shower is the only thing that will wake them up each morning. Can you function without one? The Energy Saving Trust challenged people to cut down on their shower water consumption each morning without affecting their quality of life.

It's as easy as changing your shower head. An aerated shower head costs from just pounds 15 and uses air to boost the water droplets making them feel bigger. This saves on water while actually providing a more satisfying shower.

Changing a shower head to an energy efficient one will save a four-person family more than pounds 50 on their yearly gas bills, and pounds 75 off their water bills if they have a meter.

If you have an electric shower you can try shower timers and aim to get in and out under five minutes.

Every minute a person cuts off their shower time can save around pounds 50 over a year.

'Switch and save with Energy Saving Trust Recommended (ESTR) products Second only to a shower, people will list their first shot of caffeine as the thing they need to wake them up in the morning.

If energy saving kettles use less energy, they must work slower surely? No, they don't.

Time is something precious to most of us in the morning, and any extra minutes under the duvet are treasured - so ESTR products work as effectively as others on the market. …

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